This paper examines the historiography of ancient town planning and the Roman city, with particular attention to its origin in the town planning debate of the early twentieth century. It questions the existing dichotomies, ‘civilised’/’uncivilised’, ‘classical’/’barbarian’, ‘urban‘/’proto-urban’, that have characterised this history. Finally, the paper examines the effect of the separation of the academic disciplines of classics and archaeology in Britain upon the history of ancient urbanism.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|