He was born probably about bce. Towards the middle of the 5th cent. Garland, The Piraeus The agora there was known as the Hippodamian. Most modern authorities reject this on the ground that the date is too late for Hippodamus. Aristotle Pol.
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He was born probably about bce. Towards the middle of the 5th cent. Garland, The Piraeus The agora there was known as the Hippodamian.
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Hippodamus was born in Miletus and lived during the 5th century BC, on the spring of the Ancient Greece classical epoch. His father was Euryphon. According to Aristotle, Hippodamus was the first author who wrote upon the theory of government, without any knowledge of practical affairs. His plans of Greek cities were characterised by order and regularity in contrast to the intricacy and confusion common to cities of that period, even Athens. He is seen as the originator of the idea that a town plan might formally embody and clarify a rational social order. He evidently had a reputation as a lover of attention.
Hippodamus of Miletus
Today, a grid for the ages. But overall, the borough is made up of nice, orderly, rectangular blocks. Which leads us to ask, why? For urban planners, one name in particular comes to mind: Hippodamus of Miletus. Hippodamus lived in the fifth century B. So urban planning fits right in.