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Vitruvius (IPA: /vɪˈtɹuviəs/)


Vitruvius

Roman writer, architect and engineer

Vitruvius

Lunar crater

Vitruvius

Street in Wijk bij Duurstede, the Netherlands

Example Sentence (Quote)

" nothing suffers annihilation, but at dissolution there is a change, and things fall back to the essential element in which they were before." - Vitruvius

Example Sentence (Quote)

" the gravity of a substance depends not on the amount of its weight, but on its nature." - Vitruvius

Example Sentence (Quote)

" water from clay pipes is much more wholesome than that which is conducted through lead pipes, because lead is found to be harmful for the reason that white lead is derived from it, and this is said to be hurtful to the human system." - Vitruvius

Example Sentence (Quote)

"6 A wall is called isodomum when all the courses are of equal height; pseudisodomum, when the rows of courses do not match but run unequally. Both kinds are strong: first, because the rubble itself is of close texture and solid, unable to suck the moisture out of the mortar, but keeping it in its moist condition for a very long period; secondly, because the beds of the stones, being laid smooth and level to begin with, keep the mortar from falling, and, as they are bonded throughout the entire thickness of the wall, they hold together for a very long period." - Vitruvius

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A liberal education forms... a single body. Those, therefore, who from tender years receive instruction in the various forms of learning, recognize the same stamp on all the arts, and an intercourse between all studies, and so they more readily comprehend them all." - Vitruvius


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