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viaduct (Latin)

Bridge, often a series of arches, to carry a road over a valley.


Marcus Vitruvius Pollio ((born c. 80–70 BC, died after c. 15 BC) - Roman architect, engineer, and architectural theorist (fl.46-30 BC). Authour of De Architectura, an Antique treatise of architecture.

volute (Latin)

Spiral decorative element characteristic for the capital of the Ionic order.

vomitorium, pl. vomitoria (Latin)

Opening, passage situated below of behind a tier of seats in amphitheatres and stadiums designed to provide rapid exit for large crowds. The passages were used also as entrances - for the animals at the arena and for the people at the cavea.