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Columella, in any event, cannot be counted among the agrimensores, though he was indebted to them, and his technical work, along with theirs, was preserved for the medieval period and appreciated in the Renaissance, not least of all by Leon Battista Alberti (Gadol, 1969, pp. 168, 203). 6. The Plan of St. Gall Heron and the surveyor-engineers had a geometry that met technical needs from the decline of Rome to the rise of the Carolingian era. We may now inspect significant links between geometry and architecture in the latter period.
1003), was edited by N. Bubnov (Bubnov, 1899). He questioned the ascription, and separated an authentic Geometria Gerberti from the eighty-one chapters Migne had printed after it. The latter he termed Geometria incerti auctoris. They were, in his view, only miscellaneous propositions a tenth century editor collated and revised in polished Latin. Page 16 Some documentary sources he could identify. But to account for all the pseudo-Gerbertian material, plane and solid mensurational practice especially, Bubnov postulated the existence of a codex similar to Codex Arcerianus, but with more material from Nipsus and Epaphroditus than the texts earlier edited by Cantor (Cantor, 1875) and Mortet (Mortet and Tannery, 1896).
They had regular schools. Their main task was to measure unassigned state lands, and they were sometimes vested with judicial power. Early practitioners were 'gromatici': those who used, or wrote about, the groma, a Roman device of two arms set at right angles, one for sighting, the other to set rectangular field direction (Dilke, 1987). ' And they, rather than Greek geometers, set the pattern for an indigenous medieval practice that found an articulate twelfth century voice in Hugh of St. Victor.