Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7:00 PM: Dr. John Hanson, University of Colorado, Boulder

New Perspectives on Ancient Urbanism

Abstract

Although we’ve always known that cities were one of the most important features of the Greek and Roman world, we’ve actually had very little idea about basic aspects of the urbanism of the ancient world, such as how many of these settlements there were, where they distributed and how they changed over time, how large they were, and how many people lived in them compared to villages, hamlets, and farms.  In this talk, I will attempt to answer some of these questions, drawing on the new research on ancient urbanism that has been put forward in my forthcoming book, and explore what it can tell us about what it was like to live in the ancient world and how it compared to the medieval and modern world.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7:00 PM: Dr. John Hanson, University of Colorado, Boulder

New Perspectives on Ancient Urbanism

Abstract

Although we’ve always known that cities were one of the most important features of the Greek and Roman world, we’ve actually had very little idea about basic aspects of the urbanism of the ancient world, such as how many of these settlements there were, where they distributed and how they changed over time, how large they were, and how many people lived in them compared to villages, hamlets, and farms.  In this talk, I will attempt to answer some of these questions, drawing on the new research on ancient urbanism that has been put forward in my forthcoming book, and explore what it can tell us about what it was like to live in the ancient world and how it compared to the medieval and modern world.

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