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Latin: Firmitas

English: Firmness
From firmus (“stable, strong, firm; steadfast, true”).

pronunciation (statherótita)
Hellenistic: Constancy, firmness, stability, solidity
standing fast, firm, fixed
(of weather) steady, settled (of speech) calm, deliberate

First Principle or Firmitas

I believe that Vitruvius pointed out that styles change, but underneath each iteration of change, needs to have firm design. This principle is better understood when sculpting in stone. A principle hard for the clay modeler to understand.

Richard Boyle interpreted Vitruvius Firmitas as Firmness
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