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Title: Little Boxes on the Hillside: Greek Town Planning, Hippodamos, and Polis Ideology
Authors: Shipley, D. Graham J.
First Published: 2005
Publisher: The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
Citation: Shipley, G. ‘Little Boxes on the Hillside: Greek Town Planning, Hippodamos, and Polis Ideology’ in Hansen, M.H. (ed.) The Imaginary Polis: Symposium, January 7-10, 2004, (©The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters 2005) pp. 335-403
Abstract: The present volume considers ancient ideas about the imagined or ideal polis, and about the actual polis as a general type. This chapter looks at one particular aspect of ideal and generalised poleis, their physical layouts. It tests the propositions that planned town layouts expressed specific ideas about what the ideal polis should be, and specifically that they were inherently egalitarian or democratic. Along the way, it considers issues such as the rationale behind land division among Greek colonists; the distinctive contribution of Hippodamos, if any; the allegedly Pythagorean features of town planning; the so-called Typenhaus; the question of whether other Greek thinkers made a link between town planning and political theory; and the immediate legacy of classical town planning.
Series/Report no.: Acts of the Copenhagen Polis Centre Vol. 7
ISBN: 8773043109
Type: Book chapter
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