Classical City Plan

The city plan, an orthogonal plan organized around an agora with two main avenues (Plateia A and Plateia B) with intersecting streets (stenopoi) was created on Serra Orlando, the site of the classical and Hellenistic city, in the mid-fifth century BCE. Malcolm Bell is studying the plan and many of the monumental buildings that articulated the public space of the Agora and the rest of the city. Several scholars are studying and will publish the houses, city walls, and selected buildings (e.g. the theater and granaries, and the Roman macellum) that played a part in structuring the city and the lives of its inhabitants.

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