Aizanoi and Anatolia

  title={Aizanoi and Anatolia},
  author={Philipp Niew{\"o}hner},
Aizanoi and other Anatolian towns witnessed a last urban building boom around A.D. 400. Colonnaded streets and squares, walls, large houses, and baths manifested urban status and distinguished towns from villages. That changed during the fifth and sixth centuries. Urban building other than churches all but came to a standstill. The existing buildings were allowed to run down and formerly prestigious houses were deserted. At the same time the countryside witnessed an unprecedented boom. The… 

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