The current article examines the way the Greek landscape was constructed –if at all- in the Hellenistic era, claiming that its design was based on certain architectural principles which reflect the political and social values of that historical period. The doctorate thesis of C. Doxiadis will provide the methodological tools for the theoretical analysis of these principles and this process will be informed constantly by the findings of the most thoroughly excavated town of that period, the ancient Messene.
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