Cities of the Ancient World

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Cities of the Ancient World

2014

We live in a world of cities - for the first time ever, the majority of the population lives in an urban environment - and reflecting on ancient models of the "city" as a human phenomenon offers important lessons for...

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Steven L. Tuck

In This Series

The Lure of the City
Episode 1
The Lure of the City
Çatalhöyük - First Experiment in Urban Living
Episode 2
Çatalhöyük - First Experiment in Urban Living
Jericho and Its Walls
Episode 3
Jericho and Its Walls
Uruk - City of Gilgamesh
Episode 4
Uruk - City of Gilgamesh
Mysterious Mohenjo-daro
Episode 5
Mysterious Mohenjo-daro
Kahun - Company Town in the Desert
Episode 6
Kahun - Company Town in the Desert
Work and Life at Deir el-Medina
Episode 7
Work and Life at Deir el-Medina
Amarna - Revolutionary Capital
Episode 8
Amarna - Revolutionary Capital
Knossos - Palace, City, or Temple?
Episode 9
Knossos - Palace, City, or Temple?
Akrotiri - Bronze Age Pompeii
Episode 10
Akrotiri - Bronze Age Pompeii
Mycenae, Tiryns, and the Mask of Agamemnon
Episode 11
Mycenae, Tiryns, and the Mask of Agamemnon
Athens - Civic Buildings and Civic Identity
Episode 12
Athens - Civic Buildings and Civic Identity
Athenian Domestic Architecture
Episode 13
Athenian Domestic Architecture
Hippodamian Planning - Miletus and Ephesus
Episode 14
Hippodamian Planning - Miletus and Ephesus
Olynthus - A Classical Greek City Preserved
Episode 15
Olynthus - A Classical Greek City Preserved
Wonder and Diversity at Alexandria
Episode 16
Wonder and Diversity at Alexandria
Pergamon - The New Theatricality
Episode 17
Pergamon - The New Theatricality
The Good Life in Rome
Episode 18
The Good Life in Rome
The Lives of the Poor in Rome
Episode 19
The Lives of the Poor in Rome
Ostia - Middle-Class Harbor Town
Episode 20
Ostia - Middle-Class Harbor Town
Timgad - More Roman Than Rome
Episode 21
Timgad - More Roman Than Rome
Karanis - On the Fringes of the Empire
Episode 22
Karanis - On the Fringes of the Empire
Constantinople - The Last Ancient City
Episode 23
Constantinople - The Last Ancient City
Lessons and Legacies of Ancient Urban Life
Episode 24
Lessons and Legacies of Ancient Urban Life