David Macaulay: Roman City: Roman City Design
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  • History → Ancient Rome → Grid Plan
Gaius Valerius and his engineer, Marcus, design a new city in the Roman province of Gaul. This clip illustrates the framework that Romans used in the founding of new cities in conquered provinces.

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  1. What becomes of Roman soldiers after their conquests?
  2. How is engineering necessary in the construction of a new settlement?
  3. What projects are noted on the city plan?

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