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The City in Roman Palestine$
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Daniel Sperber

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195098822

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780195098822.001.0001

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The Market: Physical Aspects

The Market: Physical Aspects

(p.9) 1 The Market: Physical Aspects
The City in Roman Palestine

Daniel Sperber

Oxford University Press

One of the most distinctive features of the urban landscape in antiquity was undoubtedly the marketplace or, more exactly, the market area. In Roman Palestine this at times was organized around a large open space surrounded by colonnades with buildings containing shops and stalls or booths between the columns, much as in a Roman forum. Here people came from villages to sell their wares, perhaps bringing them on a donkey laden with panniers, while the locals sat comfortably in their permanent locations and plied their trades.

Keywords:   Awnings, Brothels, Caravans, Diatagna, Emporium, Fasces, Gambling areas, Hawkers, Idolatry, Lighting

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