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date: 07 July 2022

Julian of Askalon, 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Author(s):
Marie Theres FögenMarie Theres Fögen

6th-C. architect known only as the author of the treatise On the Laws or Customs in Palestine. It remains debatable whether Julian's treatise was an unofficial work or a collection of police prescriptions to regulate building activity. Julian defines the location of, and distances between, industrial buildings (bakeries, ceramic kilns, glass shops, etc.), bath houses, private buildings, stables, inns, etc.; regulates gutters and sewers and the planting of trees and vineyards. The main purpose of the tract was to preserve beauty and light in the city. The text is transmitted in a Geneva MS, Bibliothèque publique et universitaire 23, in the appendix to the ... ...

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