edited by Christopher P. Dickenson, Onno M. van Nijf
Recent years have seen a renewed interest among scholars of the ancient world in the subject of public space. Squares, streets, gymnasia and bathhouses were central to the urban experience of the Greeks and the Romans and it is increasingly being recognised that investigating such spaces offers great potential for furthering our understanding of these ancient cultures. By combining archaeological and historical evidence research into subjects such as the design and layout of public spaces, day-to-day behaviour and the erection of public monuments is leading to valuable new insights into the nature of ancient society. This volume brings together contributions by scholars working on such topics for different periods and different parts of the Greek and Roman world. These papers range chronologically from the Hellenistic to the Roman Imperial Period and geographically from Asia Minor to Italy.