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Roman Empire Maps

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The maps consist of a very large master map of the Roman Empire and adjacent territories, and nine printable A4 maps without a textured background showing the areas closer up. An introduction is also included.

A companion guide detailing the locations on the maps is also available on this site, called Roman Empire Locations Guide.

These are part of a wargame campaign project entitled Rome is Burning! Which remains work in progress. However, the first two titles of this project are out now, and will be used in the game. They should also prove of interest to people interested in ancient history, and could be used as a background for a wargames campaign or roleplaying game. Biblical scholars may also find them of some use.

V2 map update note

The only change is the frontier between Numidia and Africa Nova. It has been put to us that they were one and the same territory in 65 AD, and while we are convinced the evidence argues otherwise, we do now concede the extent allocated to Numidia in the original version may have been too large, and this change reflects this change of opinion.   

Numidia has operated as a separate de facto entity since about 40 AD under a legate. Numidia is part of Africa but is administratively distinct. In 65 AD the western part of what may be termed Africa is being administered separately by a legate as Numidia, and the eastern part is being run by the proconsul as Africa Nova. Thus together they form Africa proconsularis which therefore consists of two distinct territories; Numidia in the west, and Africa Nova proconsularis in the east.

This is in accordance with Dio Cassius, and according to Tacitus this was a deliberate ploy of the Emperor, resulting in a vying for power over Africa proconsularis between the proconsul and the legate since combined the province would be rather powerful if held by one man!

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Wayne R April 26, 2019 11:53 pm UTC
Generally well-done, but with an annoying tendency to throw in the occasional word in English, for no apparent reason. Mare Germanicum is easy to comprehend, but Sequana Flumen is not? Is this supposed to be a map for Latin-speakers or for English-speakers? Consistency one way or another would be appreciated.
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Richard W April 28, 2019 7:36 am UTC
Certainly a valid point. To explain; you're quite right, we didn't attempt to be consistent in regard to either Latin or English usage, but used whatever term we found comprehensible to us. That admittedly is a rather subjective approach, but it's the one we took in the hope that other English-speakers will find it helpful. We fully accept this is inconsistent, but (ironically perhaps) the intention is to make it user-friendly.

Incidentally, the accompanying Locations Guide is consistent with the map names, to avoid confusion.
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This title was added to our catalog on April 26, 2019.