Urban development , Hellenistic city, Athenian domination
In 167 BC, the Roman Senate decided the new status of Delos, which becomes free port, and the pound to the Athenians that cover their domination as they reconvoitaient. At that time, the Athenians settlers soon settled on the island. The population growth is such that the urban area expands in the manner of a boom town, in a few decades the city reached five times its size, the original balance between the segments to disturbed, and that Delos is characterized cosmopolitan city.
Development of the city: new district / old districts. This is a brutal extension that nothing suggests. Indeed, it is the political decision of the Roman Senate which led to the development of business first and then, in fact, urban Delos. The extension of the city includes the area of the stadium, houses of Fourni region, the area around the shrine, bordering the western shore, the theater district and the Skardhana that they, well known archaeologists.
The houses are very similar to each other, however, it is not one which in detail is quite identical to another. The order of parts and construction methods offer them many similarities.
[...] Under the courtyards, cisterns remains were discovered, they were covered with large slabs supported by an arch barrel vault paired with. It therefore appears that the inhabitants had their own water, in addition to collective tanks that have been brought to light, especially in the cavea of theater. It should be noted that the nature of Delos granitic soil allow rapid absorption of rainwater that fell into numerous shallow groundwater, in addition to tanks, many wells were discovered. Also, the inhabitants had converted their culture terraced land, and created impoundments to collect runoff water in order to irrigate the land or to supply the city and thus address the lack in case the season was too long. [...]
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[...] Urban development of the Hellenistic city, period of the Athenian domination and the imperial city In 167 BC, the Roman Senate decided the new status of Delos, which becomes free port, and the pound to the Athenians that cover their domination as they reconvoitaient. At that time, the Athenians settlers soon settled on the island. The population growth is such that the urban area expands in the manner of a boom town, in a few decades the city reached five times its size, the original balance between the segments to disturbed, and that Delos is characterized cosmopolitan city. [...]
[...] Indeed, the area is an orthogonal network of streets delimiting quadrangular insulae. The general organization of the district is based on a north-south / east-west, north- south route linking the bay on the outskirts of the Agora of the Italians and the Sanctuary of Apollo, with recesses formed at every intersection cross. The orthogonal streets expand and contract depending comic irregularities by the various islands and depending also advanced facades or sudden acollés projections of buildings, already present in the theater district. [...]
[...] Sometimes the floor was rented to others than those who occupied the ground floor and an exterior staircase allowed access to it. The outside walls of the houses in some crowded places, had to lean shop. We find in the same volume level that irregularities in fact Delos seems really free from any regulations specific to urban planning. The houses are sometimes divided into two houses, expansions are undertaken at the expense of neighboring houses partially or entirely by annexing various parts. [...]
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