Preliminary Notices on the Discovery of a Planned Classical Town near Kyparissia, Gortynia
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Original versionIn: Østby, Erik (ed.), Ancient Arcadia 2005: 331-350
This paper presents the evidence for the discovery of a regularly planned town of the classical period near modem Kyparissia in southwestern Arkadia. For the first time in the archaeology of Arkadia, a planned town has been uncovered that predates the synoecism of MegalopoIis in the 4th century B.C. Based on a thorough presentation of the archaeological data, the author challenges previous argumentations concerning synoecism in ancient Arkadia, attempts a reconstruction of the urban plan of the newly discovered town and assesses its identification with urban centres mentioned in historic and ancient periegetic sources.
Papers from the third international seminar on Ancient Arcadia, held at the Norwegian Institute at Athens, 7-10 May 2002
PublisherThe Norwegian Institute at Athens
SeriesPapers of the Norwegian Institute at Athens