Translated and Edited by Jaqueline Tyrwhit
The MIT Press
Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England
Originally published in German in 1937 under the title Raumordnung im griechischen städtebau. Translated with permission of Kurt Vowinckel Verlag, Heidelberg
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To the memory of my father and mother
In Chapters 5, 6, 7, notes and references are placed at the end of each site description rather than at the end of the chapter. Notes added for this edition are in brackets. Works consulted for the purpose of this edition appear in the bibliographical lists under the heading “Additional References.”
Man is the measure of all things,
of the existence of the things that are
and the nonexistence of the things that are not.
quoted in Plato Theaetetus 152A