An Italian architect of the sixth century who is mentioned in the letters of Cassiodorus as charged by Theodoric the Great with the reparation of the aqueducts, baths, and other works in Rome. He is supposed to have been associated with the architect Daniel in the construction of the churches in Ravenna (Italy).
Elevation of the mausoleum of Theodoric on the side of the entrance. The arches of the lower story are peculiar in construction; the stones are dovetailed into each other
Covering in stone of the mausoleum of Theodoric at Ravenna.
Section through the entrance, showing the two stories.
Plan of the dome, thirty-six feet in diameter, of a single block of stone, from the quarries of Istria. The twelve handles at the side have served to suspend and elevate this enormous block; on the center are six holes, by which is supposed to have been fixed the Sarcophagus which contained the heart of Theodoric.