Opus vittatum

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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]

See also[edit]

  • Ancient Roman architecture – Ancient architectural style
  • Opus latericium – Ancient Roman form of construction in which coarse-laid brickwork is used to face a core of opus caementicium
  • Opus mixtum, also known as Opus compositum – Combination of Roman construction techniques
  • Opus quadratum – Roman masonry using parallel courses of squared stone of the same height
  • Opus reticulatum – Roman masonry in diamond-shaped bricks of tuff, covering a core of opus caementicium
  • Roman concrete – Building material used in ancient Rome


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


  • Coarelli, Filippo (1974). Guida archeologica di Roma (in Italian). Milano: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore.