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Ten Books on Architecture

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Author: Vitruvius
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 99,588 / 300 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.1
LoC Category: NA
Downloads: 8,714
Added to site: 2007.01.01
mnybks.net#: 15698
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction

Translated by Morris Hicky Morgan, Ph.D., LL.D.

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your hands, my devotion continuing unchanged as I remembered him inclined me to support you. And so with Marcus Aurelius, Publius Minidius, and Gnaeus Cornelius, I was ready to supply and repair ballistae, scorpiones, and other artillery, and I have received rewards for good service with them. After your first bestowal of these upon me, you continued to renew them on the recommendation of your sister.

3. Owing to this favour I need have no fear of want to the end of my life, and being thus laid under obligation I began to write this work for you, because I saw that you have built and are now building extensively, and that in future also you will take care that our public and private buildings shall be worthy to go down to posterity by the side of your other splendid achievements. I have drawn up definite rules to enable you, by observing them, to have personal knowledge of the quality both of existing buildings and of those which are yet to be constructed. For in the following books I have disclosed a

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