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Comparing the ways ancient Greeks and Romans organized space, is a striking
example for Deleuze-Guattaris spatial theory.

One could argue that the Greeks invented architectural striation: Not only
did they invent the famous geometric grid, which revolutionized rectangular
urban planning, even the buildings itself had to be built in strict
geometric regularity. If any exceptions actually occurred, they were most
likely intentionally added, to prove the rule. The very obligation of
coherence and rigidity didn’t allow any flexibility. Regardless of whether
a city was based at the sea or on a mountain – it followed the same basic
Hippodamusian principles.

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