Roads and routes in the Imperium Romanum
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The maps show the most imporant roads of the Roman Empire. In particular, they illustrate the tightly-knit nature of the road network. No comparable empire (even the Persian Empire, for all the high priority…

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Olshausen, E., “Roads and routes in the Imperium Romanum”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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