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The Influence of Roman Military Camps on Town Planning

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dc.contributor.author Lyon, Robert M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-27T15:09:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-27T15:09:44Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01-27T15:09:44Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/50737
dc.description A paper prepared for the Presidential Scholars Presentation Series, April 2010. Advisors: Caroline Downing, Mary Jo McNamara, Art Department en
dc.description.abstract Debate over what influenced Roman city plans has permeated the scholarly community for decades. One hypothesis, with which I am in agreement, is that it was the Roman castra, or military camps, that provided a source for the design of these towns. Whether the town plans were directly based on military camp layouts, or merely adapted some of their features, Roman legionary fortresses appear to have had significant influence on city planning and construction. Researching this topic is often made difficult by later building; in some cases centuries or even millennia of building have occurred on top of the original settlements. As a consequence, scholars have conducted little in-depth research on this subject. However, by using a combination of ancient and contemporary documentary sources, I have compiled a scholarly argument for the influence of Roman military camps on town planning. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Castrum en
dc.subject City planning en
dc.subject Roman Empire en
dc.subject Military camp en
dc.subject Legionary fortress en
dc.subject Archaeological Studies en
dc.title The Influence of Roman Military Camps on Town Planning en
dc.type Working Paper en


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