Roman Cities in the Province of Arabia

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Each of the four cities considered in this study-Philadelphia, Gerasa, Bostra, and Philippopolis-presents its own individual urban growth and development. The specific planning of each city and the forces that formed their different urban natures are addressed. Particular stress is placed on the original planning solutions put to use within them, compared to the traditional forms then dominant. By outlining the urban architectural factors these cities had in common, it can be seen that the cities still embody architectural forms similar to one another, despite developmental, cultural, and historical differences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-121
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the Society of Architectural Historians
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • History
  • Architecture


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