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The Roman engineer Vitruvius is the author of the celebrated treatise ‘De architectura’, a handbook for ancient architects. Vitruvius studied Greek philosophy and science and gained experience in the course of his professional work. Appointed to be an overseer of imperial artillery and military engines, he was architect of at least one unit of buildings for Augustus in the reconstruction of Rome. ‘De architectura’ is the only treatise on architecture to survive from antiquity and it has been regarded since the Renaissance as the first book on architectural theory, as well as the primary source on classical architecture. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Vitruvius’ complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Vitruvius’ life and works
* Features the complete extant text of ‘De architectura’, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Translated by Morris Hicky Morgan for Oxford University Press, 1914
* Concise introduction to the text
* Excellent formatting of the text
* Easily locate the chapters you want to read with individual contents tables
* Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for students
* Features a bonus biography — discover Vitruvius’ ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


The Translation
On Architecture

The Latin Text
Contents of the Latin Text

The Dual Text
Dual Latin and English Text

The Biography
Introduction to Vitruvius by Frank Granger