Origin of megalopolisGr, literally , great city; also used as the name of ancient and modern cities of the Peloponnesus
The definition of a megalopolis is a large and densely populated city or group of towns that make up an urban complex.
New York City and surrounding areas including Long Island are an example of a megalopolis.
an extensive, heavily populated, continuously urban area that includes a number of cities
- A very large city.
- A region made up of several large cities and their surrounding areas in sufficient proximity to be considered a single urban complex.
Origin of megalopolismegalo- Greek polis city ; see pelə-3 in Indo-European roots.
- An older spelling of Megalopoli
- Both Sparta and Megalopolis sent embassies to Athens.
- The foundation of the new federal capital Megalopolis threw Tegea somewhat into the shade.
- Traces remain of paved roads both within the agora and leading out of it; but the whole site is now a deserted and feverish swamp. The site is interesting for comparison with Megalopolis; the nature of its plan seems to imply that its main features must survive from the earlier "synoecism" a century before the time of Epaminondas.
- The new fortress of Megalopolis, instead of supplying a centre of national life, merely accentuated the mutual jealousy of the cities.
- Statesman Thebes ever produced, Sparta was weakened by the loss of Messenia, which was restored to an independent position with the newly built Messene as its capital, and by the foundation of Megalopolis as the capital of Arcadia.