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What was it originally?

A greek settlement

2

How close was it to Rome?

A fair distance

3

What does it reveal a mix of in terms of planning?

Formal planning and periods of less orderly planning

4

When was development cut off dramatically?

79 AD

5

Why was development cut off dramatically in 79 AD?

Geographical issues (terrain)

6

Where did development initially spread from the early greek settlement?

North east

7

What was the city surrounded by?

Defensive walls featuring seven gates

8

When had the town reached its final size?

3rd century BC

9

Where were the commercial developments?

Eastern

10

What did the forum remain?

Focal point of the town for commercial and religious practises

11

Two political buildings?

Cura and the forum

12

Two religious buildings?

Capitolium and temple of Apollo

13

Why was there a gradual growth in 81 BC?

Sulla's colonization

14

Where was water originally drew?

Wells or local rivers

15

What was the name of the local river?

Starno

16

When was the aqueduct introduced?

80 BC

17

What was the name of the aqueduct?

Avella

18

What happened to the sewage of Pompeii?

Went down the streets

19

Where did the leisure development tend to be?

Western (original part of the town)

20

Where were 3 sets of baths put?

Where the theatres had always been.

21

What had Pompeii always had in terms of entertainment, even from the early days?

Two theatres

22

Population estimate?

11,000

23

When was the Temple of Apollo built?

2nd century BC

24

After being annexed by the Roman Republic; what infrastructure development did Pompeii get?

Amphitheatre, palaestra, central natatorium, aqueduct, 25 street fountains, 4 public baths; domus;

25

What period was Pompeii romanized?

Augustan