Classical antiquity

outline of Roman Camp plan clearly visible

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outline of Roman Camp plan clearly visible


6th century BC
- founded as Greek colonial city rd - st century BC
- inform it is a late Hellenistic city - rebuilt between end of rd and beginning of st centuries.
- during this period Greek city building practice gradually gives way to Roman methods.
79 AD
- city destroyed through volcanic eruption (Vesuvius)

Plan of Pompeii

(Gallion & Eisner)

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Courtyard House [domus}:
'Casa di Capitelli figurati'

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'Casa del Fauno'

Large peristyle house (domus)

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TIMGAD (Thamugadi) located 24 miles east of Batna, in Algeria, North Africa.
100 AD built by Emperor Trajan for veterans of rd Legion stationed at nearby fort of Lamaesis.

often quoted as classic example of Roman chessboard planning, shows both the strengths and weaknesses (canabae) of Roman town planning.
Plan of TIMGAD

ROME the city itself i) Historical Development Rome, the 'city of the 7 hills' had its origins in hill villages built by the Latin tribes these had moved down to the TIber river plain from the hills to the southeast.
510-27 BC
10th century BC original village settlement on Palatine Hill in the province of Latium.
753 BC Romulus and Remus (descendants of Aeneas of Troy) legendary founders of Rome on April st.
6th century BC settlement on Quirinal Hill. Two villages merge to form Rome. Gradually, 5 (five) other fortress settlements join in. These are the hilltop settlements of the

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