Opus vittatum

Ancient Roman architecture Opus latericium Opus quadratum
Theatre of Augustus in Augusta Raurica. The steps are in opus vittatum.

Opus vittatum, also called opus listatum was an ancient Roman construction technique introduced at the beginning of the fourth century, made by parallel horizontal courses of tuff blocks alternated with bricks. [1]

This technique was adopted during the whole 4th century, and is typical of the works of Maxentius and Constantine. [1]

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  1. ^ a b Coarelli (1974), p. 340