zurück gehenden Platz

22:33 Sep 14, 2011
This question was closed without grading. Reason: Errant question

German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Archaeology / Roman Empire - civil settlements near fort
German term or phrase: zurück gehenden Platz
Speaking of the Roman "schola," the question is whether certain structures found in excavations are scholae or not:

Deren Existenz, z. B. als Versammlungsräume für Vereinigungen römischer Bürger oder/und Veteranen, ist sehr wahrscheinlich, wenn auch bisher noch nicht archäologisch nachgewiesen. Falls es sich bei einem außergewöhnlichen Apsidenbau mit ausgeprägter Portikus oder Vorhalle vor der porta principalis dextra des Kastells Ruffenhofen tatsächlich um eine schola handelt, würde diese einen prominenten, vielleicht sogar auf das ursprüngliche Layout des Kastellvicus **zurück gehenden Platz einnehmen.**

My draft:

Their existence, e.g., as a meeting place for associations of Roman citizens and/or veterans, is very likely, but not yet been established archaeologically. If the unusual apsidal construction of a portico or porch in front of the porta principalis dextra at the Ruffenhofen fort really involves a schola, this would be taken for a prominent plaza, perhaps receding from the original layout of the fort-vicus.
The whole thing is a bit murky, but especially the queried phrase. What does it mean for a plaza to recede -- or is the meaning wrong?

Susan Welsh
United States
Local time: 05:31

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3a place traceable to
Horst Huber (X)

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a place traceable to

The plan of the porticus follows, or corresponds to, the origiinal layout of the vicus.

Horst Huber (X)
United States
Local time: 05:31
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks for your help, Horst. I closed the question once Kim pointed out my basic error concerning "Platz." I guess it doesn't show very prominently on the page.

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