Opus latericium

Opus latericium
Example of opus latericium on a tomb of the ancient Appian Way in Rome.

Opus latericium (Latin for "brick work") is an ancient Roman form of construction in which coarse-laid brickwork is used to face a core of opus caementicium.[1]

Opus latericium was the dominant form of wall construction in the imperial era.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Roth, Leland M. (1993). Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History and Meaning (First ed.). Boulder, CO: Westview Press. pp. 222. ISBN 0-06-430158-3. 

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