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, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 24 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA194>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241



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