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The City in the Greek and Roman World

The City in the Greek and Roman World

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By (author) E.J. Owens

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 18mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 1 November 1992
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415082242
  • ISBN 13: 9780415082242
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: 54 line drawings
  • Sales rank: 717,288

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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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"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

Table of contents

List of illustrations Preface Acknowledgements 1. Intorduction 2. Urban development and the 'old' cities of Greece 3. The origins an development of Greek planning in the Mediterranean 4. Planning in the Classical period 5. Town planning in the Hellenistic world 6. Etruscan and Roman planning in Italy 7. Planning in the Roman Empire 8.The ancient city and the urban infrastructure 9. Epilogue Appendix: Town planning and the law Notes Bibliography Map of osites Index