The Garden Guide


(Greek hippos=horse + dromos=course) In ancient Greece, a hippodrome was course for chariot racing. The word was then used by the Romans for a garden space shaped like a racing track but most likely to be used for walking.<a href="/history_theory/garden_books/ml_gothein_history_garden_art_design/pliny_youngers_villas_garden_letters#hippodrome">Example 1: Pliny the Younger's villas and garden letters</a>, <a href="/history_theory/garden_books/ml_gothein_history_garden_art_design/hadrians_villa_tivoli#hippodrome">Example 2: Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli</a>