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„Ich bin die Grenze der Agora.“ Zum kognitiven Stadtbild der Athener in klassischer Zeit

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A history of the European city is inconceivable without ancient Greece. Apart from marginal zones of Greek culture, in which tribes and city states were very influential as organizational units, can just the small-scale structure Polis apply with their countless cities and towns as a characteristic of the history of ancient Greece. This chapter focuses on the life of the Polis and its architectural, social and political structures in ancient history and archaeological research, especially in recent years. Kevin Lynch's cognitive, almost anthropological approach can not be transposed to an ancient city like the classic Athens. While in the psychological and human geographical research, the function of cognitive maps to enable the people orientation has been shown that the linguistic mediation of spatial cognition performs other tasks and significantly informs more information needed in the city. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: ancient Greece; Athens urban topography; European city; Kevin Lynch; Polis culture; spatial cognition



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