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dc.contributor.authorMillett, Martin
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-05T23:30:27Z
dc.date.available2022-05-05T23:30:27Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/336779
dc.description.abstractThis paper seeks to contribute to the project on the Impact of the Ancient City by offering some thoughts on the contribution of archaeology to the understanding of ancient town planning. Issues concerning the later reception of ideas of the Classical town planning are entangled with perceived understandings of ancient planning, and these in turn are a product of the evidence itself and how it has been understood. As explored in other contributions, such perceptions are varied and have been influenced by scholars’ presumptions as well as their reading of different strands of the ancient evidence. My contribution has little to add these already nuanced debates. Instead, it seeks to explore two related themes. First, how (sometimes rather simplistic) past perceptions have influenced the construction of the archaeological evidence on which historians, geographers and town planners have then relied. Second, how new methods can provide a better evidence base which might enable us to understand the principles of Roman town planning rather better. In considering some results from such work, I also want to argue for a more three-dimensional viewing of town plans. In this discussion, I will draw on evidence from both Italy and Britain, with particular reference to sites at which I have undertaken archaeological work: I hope that this does not appear too self-referential.
dc.description.sponsorshipAHRC
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dc.titleTown planning from Falerii to Isurium: understanding and enhancing the archaeological evidence
dc.typeConference Object
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Classics
dc.date.updated2022-05-04T17:06:10Z
prism.publicationNameRome and the colonial city: rethinking the grid
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.84197
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-11-30
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.17863/CAM.84197
rioxxterms.versionAM
dc.contributor.orcidMillett, Martin [0000-0003-4073-3260]
pubs.funder-project-idSociety of Antiquaries of London (unknown)
pubs.funder-project-idArts and Humanities Research Council (AH/M006522/1)
pubs.funder-project-idSociety of Antiquaries of London (unknown)
pubs.funder-project-idAHRC (AH/M006522/1)
pubs.funder-project-idSociety of Antiquaries of London (unknown)
pubs.funder-project-idThriplow Charitable Trust (unknown)
pubs.funder-project-idIsaac Newton Trust (18.23(a))
pubs.conference-nameRome and the colonial city
pubs.conference-start-date2020-01-27
cam.orpheus.counter22*
cam.depositDate2022-05-04
pubs.conference-finish-date2020-01-30
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pubs.licence-display-nameApollo Repository Deposit Licence Agreement
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2023-05-05


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