Peter Hunt, Associate Professor

Department of Classics

University of Colorado

 

Supplement to Bryn Mawr Classical Review of Mogens Herman Hansen, The Shotgun Method: The Demography of the Ancient Greek City-State Culture

An Alternative Calculation of the Minimum Population of the ancient Greek City-State Culture

A) Category

B) Number of Cities with Estimated Territories

C) Number of Cities Added to B

D)Extrapolated Total Number of Cities (=B+C)

E) Average Urban Area per City in Hectares

F) Total Urban Area in Hectares (=DxE)

 G) Population per Hectare (150 x proportion inhabited)

H) Total Urban Population (=FxG)

I) Ratio of Rural to Urban Population

J) Total Rural Population (=HxI)

K) Total Population (=H+J)

1

93

91

184

8

1472

75

110400

0.5

55200

165600

1/2

109

91

200

21

4200

75

315000

0.5

157500

472500

2

198

91

289

27

7803

75

585225

0.5

292612.5

877837.5

3

100

91

191

49

9359

75

701925

0.5

350962.5

1052887.5

4

69

0

69

103

7107

75

533025

1

533025

1066050

5

67

0

67

182

12194

50

609700

2

1219400

1829100

636

364

1000

42135

2855275

2608700

5463975