The City in the Greek and Roman World

The City in the Greek and Roman World

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Drawing on archaeology, literary and epigraphic evidence, professional and technical literature, and descriptions of cities by travellers and geographers, the author traces the developments of town planning, revealing the importance of the city to political, religious, and social life in the Greek and Roman world.

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 18mm | 299.37g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 54 line drawings
  • 0415082242
  • 9780415082242
  • 857,477

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"This is a useful and concise archaeological survey of ancient cities, which includes a glance at their aqueducts, sewers, and public buildings, and a brief appendix on the various laws the cities enacted to govern urban growth."-"Choice ...".this is a fine "first book" on its topic...This book is not about the city in the identity-bestowing sense, but it provides necessary detail for such an understanding of one of the fundamental institutions of the Greco-Roman world."-A.T. Kraabel, "Religious Studies Review

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