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A stenopos ( Greek στενωπός, pl. Stenopoi) was a narrow side street in ancient Greek cities.

In cities that were laid out according to the Hippodamian scheme , the narrow cross streets were called stenopoi, which ran along the long sides of the rectangular blocks and connected the wider plateiai .


  • Dieter Mertens : Cities and Buildings of the Western Greeks. From colonization to the crisis at the end of the 5th century BC Chr. Hirmer, Munich 2006, ISBN 3-7774-2755-1 .