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Urban form, infrastructure, and spatial organization in the Roman Empire

Hanson, J. W., Ortman, S. G., Bettencourt, L. M. A. and Mazur, L. C. (2019) Urban form, infrastructure, and spatial organization in the Roman Empire. Antiquity, 93 (369). pp. 702-718. ISSN 0003-598X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2018.192


Although there has been considerable interest in the nature of ancient cities, it has been difficult to identify and explore quantitative patterns in their design and amenities. In this article, we offer a model for the relationship between the size and infrastructure of settlements, before testing it against measures of the urban form of cities in the Roman Empire. This allows us to advocate a more consistent approach to investigating settlements that is capable of not only incorporating sites with divergent experiences into the same model, but also exposing their similarities and differences.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Classics
ID Code:81296
Publisher:Antiquity Publications


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