) is an adjective derived from the
name of the architect Hippodamus of Miletus, who is said to have been the
first of the Greeks who built whole cities on a regular architectural plan;
and hence the word is applied to such cities, and to the public places and
buildings in them. Peiraeus, for example, was designed by Hippodamus, and
its market-place was called Ἱπποδάμειος
(Xen. Hell. 2.4
§ 11), Ἱπποδαμεία ἀγ.
§ 45, Harpocrat. s. v. or simply
p. 1190.22). Hippodamus flourished during the second
half of the fifth century B.C. (See Dict. of Biogr.,
Hippodamus; Dict. of Geogr.,
pp. 306 b,
Müller, Archäol. d.