De Architectura

Vitruvius Pollio

Ergo pycnostylos est, cuius intercolumnio unius et dimidiatae columnae crassitudo interponi potest, quemadmodum est divi Iulii et in Caesaris foro Veneris et si quae aliae sic sunt compositae.

So then pycnostyle is that in the intercolumniations of which the thickness of a column and a half can be interposed, as in the temple of Julius, and of Venus in the Forum of Caesar, and any others which are so arranged.

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from Vitruvius Pollio: Volume I. Books 1-5, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 251, translated by Frank Granger, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1931, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.