Vitruvius Pollio, On Architecture, 7.14.2

Eadem ratione vaccinium temperantes et lacte miscentes purpuram faciunt elegantem. item qui non possunt chrysocolla propter caritatemuti, herba, quae luteum appellatur, caeruleum inficiunt, etutuntur viridissimum colorem; haec autem infectiva appellatur. item propter inopiam coloris indici cretam selinusiam aut anulariam vitro, quod Graeci i)sa/tin appellant, inficientes imitationem faciunt indici coloris.

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Appliquant la même préparation à la myrtille et la mêlant de lait, ils (les tectores) en font une pourpre élégante. Traduction : A. Reinach (1921)

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Note : Only the first sentence of the section is replicated in the original Recueil Milliet.

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