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electrum!
Jul 4, 2007, 05:06 PM
I wonder if anyone happens to know of a fairly detailed map of the ancient Roman Roads system, esp. in Asia and associated provinces (what we call Turkey today). I have found some promising books (very academic) not in my library system, some for sale and a few maps on line but nothing that is of much use without an additional expenditure of money. Hard to buy a book sight unseen that you think MIGHT have the map you are looking for! Thanks, Breck

vozmozhno
Jul 4, 2007, 08:13 PM
Have you seen the "Orbis Romani" maps? I'm not sure if they include roads or not, but they are incredibly detailed. They are freely available online somewhere or you can download them here:

Orbis Romani (http://www.tetrarchy.com/Orbis Romani.jpg) (14MB)

Orbis Romani 2 (http://www.tetrarchy.com/Orbis Romani2.jpg) (14MB)

Orbis Romani 3 (http://www.tetrarchy.com/Orbis Romani3.jpg) (12MB)

Voz

vic9128
Jul 4, 2007, 09:53 PM
The Tabula Peutingeriana (Peutinger Table) shows the road network in the Roman Empire.



http://www.romansites.com/carta_dell'impero.htm


http://www.romanroadmap.com/Map_of_Roman_Empire.html

hydatius
Jul 5, 2007, 10:14 AM
The Tabula Peutingeriana (Peutinger Table) shows the road network in the Roman Empire.
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This won't help you: it's a schematic guide for Roman travellers not a map in our sense of the word It's like the famous London Underground 'map'.

For a guide to the ancient evidence of Roman roads, there's only one choice: Konrad Miller, Itineraria Romana. Römische Reisewege an der Hand der Tabula Peutingeriana (Stuttgart, 1916 [Rome, 1964]).

For a guide to the ancient and modern evidence there is only one choice: Richard J. A. Talbert (ed.), Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World (Princeton, 2000). The full version will set you back $600, the one with the CD is $375. It's worth it. (http://press.princeton.edu/titles/6773.html)

Nothing else will give you a real guide to the Roman roads that you can rely on.

Richard

Vespasian70
Jul 6, 2007, 08:53 AM
I agree that the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World is the best available map of the ancient world. I bought my copy 4 years ago and it has paid for itself time and time again.

If the price is too much, check with your local libraries...it may be found in the reference section.

electrum!
Jul 6, 2007, 04:48 PM
I am confused. Which book has the roads? The Konrad Miller or the Talbert? Or do they both have good maps of the road system? Hydatius is right about the book recommended by Vic 9128--I had already found that one during my initial on-line search. Worthless.

The Barrington by Talbert sounds like the one most likely to be available. Does it have roads? I doubt my library system has something like that. This is just Spokane afterall!

But thanks to all for the help. I'll see what I can do... Breck

GMoneti
Jul 6, 2007, 06:47 PM
I doubt my library system has something like that. This is just Spokane afterall!


It's available in Gonzaga U:

Library Location: Foley 1st Floor Reference Call Number: G1033 .B3 2000 Status: Multiple item statuses.

http://gu.wash-id.net/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=2&ti=1,2&SAB1=Barrington%20Atlas&BOOL1=all%20of%20these&FLD1=KEYWORD%20ANYWHERE%20%28GKEY%29&GRP1=AND%20with%20next%20set&SAB2=&BOOL2=all%20of%20these&FLD2=KEYWORD%20ANYWHERE%20%28GKEY%29&GRP2=AND%20with%20next%20set&SAB3=&BOOL3=all%20of%20these&FLD3=KEYWORD%20ANYWHERE%20%28GKEY%29&CNT=10&PID=13792&SEQ=20070706164604&SID=2

electrum!
Jul 7, 2007, 09:53 AM
It's available in Gonzaga U:

Library Location: Foley 1st Floor Reference Call Number: G1033 .B3 2000 Status: Multiple item statuses.

http://gu.wash-id.net/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=2&ti=1,2&SAB1=Barrington%20Atlas&BOOL1=all%20of%20these&FLD1=KEYWORD%20ANYWHERE%20%28GKEY%29&GRP1=AND%20with%20next%20set&SAB2=&BOOL2=all%20of%20these&FLD2=KEYWORD%20ANYWHERE%20%28GKEY%29&GRP2=AND%20with%20next%20set&SAB3=&BOOL3=all%20of%20these&FLD3=KEYWORD%20ANYWHERE%20%28GKEY%29&CNT=10&PID=13792&SEQ=20070706164604&SID=2
Georgi! Many, many, many thanks. I am chagrined at not having even thought of dear old Gonzag... I will be over there as soon as I can find the time to friend. Breck (Go Zags)

electrum!
Jul 7, 2007, 09:55 AM
Oh Georgi, that link is not working at present. I assume you mean the Barrington book?

GMoneti
Jul 7, 2007, 03:08 PM
Yes, the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Here is the link to Gonzaga's catalog: http://www.gonzaga.edu/Academics/Libraries/Foley-Library/default.asp

Or you can go straight to the Foley Center Library. It says they have two copies available there.