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 (vĭ-tro͞o′vē-əs) Full name Marcus Vitruvius Pollio. fl. first century bc.
Roman architect and writer. His De Architectura is the only surviving text on ancient architectural theory.
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Marcus Vitruvius Pollio wrote in the time of Augustus (63 B.
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