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hipodámico

English translation: Hippodamic

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Spanish term or phrase:hipodámico
English translation:Hippodamic
Entered by: Vince Medlock
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18:16 Mar 27, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: hipodámico
Context is a discussion of Roman urban planning: "...en relación con el trazado hipodámico romano..."

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Vince Medlock
hipodamic [grid plan]
Explanation:
AS IN (from Internet):

The city was build in an "hipodamic" shape, this is, a rectangle surrounded by defence walls crossed by two main streets. In the intersection of those, a main square with archs (Plaça de la Vila). Reinforcing the city walls, a surrounding ditch, armored gates and towers in the corners. The southeast tower is still there (Torre Motxa).

http://vila-real.com/turismo/ihistory.htm

From the foundational period, we still have the old hipodamic "Plaça de la Vila" -Village square-, which forms an arched square with a strong middle-age flavour and where four different arch types can be seen.

A hipodamic (after the ionic architect Hippodamus from Miloto) grid plan was chosen for the town, that's to say an orthogonal cross-roads suitable for a flat ...
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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 09:29
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hipodamic [grid plan]


Explanation:
AS IN (from Internet):

The city was build in an "hipodamic" shape, this is, a rectangle surrounded by defence walls crossed by two main streets. In the intersection of those, a main square with archs (Plaça de la Vila). Reinforcing the city walls, a surrounding ditch, armored gates and towers in the corners. The southeast tower is still there (Torre Motxa).

http://vila-real.com/turismo/ihistory.htm

From the foundational period, we still have the old hipodamic "Plaça de la Vila" -Village square-, which forms an arched square with a strong middle-age flavour and where four different arch types can be seen.

A hipodamic (after the ionic architect Hippodamus from Miloto) grid plan was chosen for the town, that's to say an orthogonal cross-roads suitable for a flat ...



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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 09:29
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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