This paper on architecture is written by the famous Roman architect Vitruvius, who dedicated it to the emperor Caesar Augustus, to serve him as a guide for building projects. This treatise is one of the most important sources of Roman building methods, including the planning and design of structures, both large and small. Also, it is the prime source of the story of the Archimedes’ bath-time discovery.
This paper is divided into ten sections or books and covers almost every aspect of the Roman architecture, at the same time dealing with many theoretical issues concerning architecture.
In this book you will read about:
• Town building and architecture in general
• Building materials
• Temples and their classification
• Civil buildings
• Domestic buildings
• Water supplies and aqueducts
• Sciences influencing architecture
• Construction and use of machines