The Geometry in the Urban Layout of the Roman Como and Verona: The Same Solution to Different Problems

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Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

Polytechnic University of Turin

Roberto Marazzato

Polytechnic University of Turin

Date Written: July 25, 2019

Abstract

This work proposes a possible use of the same geometry, based on the fundamental Pythagorean triple 3,4 and 5, to have the proper planning of the Roman towns of Como and Verona. The towns had been located in quite different environmental conditions, but it seems that the solution that the Roman surveyors used was the same. Previously, a possible orientation of these towns according to solstices had been proposed. Here we consider this orientation in the framework of the geometrical approach too.

Keywords: Centuriation, Roman towns

Suggested Citation

Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina and Marazzato, Roberto, The Geometry in the Urban Layout of the Roman Como and Verona: The Same Solution to Different Problems (July 25, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3426608 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3426608

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Turin ( email )

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, Torino 10129
Italy

Roberto Marazzato

Polytechnic University of Turin

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, Torino 10129
Italy

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