The maps on this section of my website are taken from an unidentified late 19c English-language school atlas of the Roman world. It is not the best atlas, nor do I have the full set of maps or the index. At the time I put them online, I was rescuing them, so to speak, since their owner, Jim Miller, was about to lose his website. Although that did not happen, in July 2001 Mr. Miller died: and this disparate collection of older print maps, rather too large, with occasional scholarship and readability problems, that I can neither fix or identify, will remain onsite for the foreseeable future.
What is clearly needed is a clickable CAD-type zooming system, tailor-made for computers: I'm looking at various solutions of this type. As usual, stay tuned: LacusCurtius's What's New page is updated every time pages are added, which is often daily.
In addition to the ancient names (Roman names) as they appear on the maps:
variants of the Latin names not appearing on the maps
the modern names of the referenced places
latitudes and longitudes
the latitudes and longitudes as given in Antiquity by Claudius Ptolemy
(Good place to plug this: An electronic edition of Ptolemy's Geography can be found here. I've applied the nice capabilities of my Macintosh to Ptolemy's data. Result: this primary source is being translated into some nifty clean-looking readable maps — 18 of them so far).
bibliographical references (for now very sparse, but if nothing else I've started including the refs in Pliny the Elder and I hope to add those in Strabo)
links to any webpages on the Roman Gazetteer section of LacusCurtius
links to the best and most stable websites offsite.
On each map, the database will precede the map; you have something to read or search while the map loads. (Once I figure out exactly how to proceed, the maps will be in much smaller chunks. . . .)
This page contains two lists:
The short one, first, is a Table of Maps: a list of Roman-related maps on this site. If you just want to browse, this is where you'll be clicking. Some maps already overlap, by the way; and as maps are added, that'll be the norm.
Not all the Empire is covered yet (missing: Britain, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Dacia, the Peloponnesus, Cyprus, Mesopotamia).
The long list is an Index of Placenames: all the placenames on this site, each one linked to the map(s) it can be found on. When this index gets too long, it will be moved to another page.
The maps are quite large. For your convenience, they therefore open in a separate window, allowing you to toggle back and forth between this index window and that one without irritating reloads. If you believe you need and expect a "back" button — now how would I know where you've come from? — you should either toggle to the other window or use one of the clearly labeled buttons provided at the bottom of each page.
|Northern Iberia||1117 K|
|Southern Iberia||674 K|
|Northern Gaul||767 K|
|Southern Gaul||631 K|
|NW Greece||1117 K||the W side of Greece, from N of Epirus down to the S (Peloponnesus) shore of the Gulf of Corinth|
|E Greece||688 K||in modern terms, E Central Greece, from Mt. Olympus down to the Gulf of Corinth|
|Liguria||326 K||Much of Northwestern Italy, actually|
|Northeastern Italy||1058 K|
|North Central Italy||1044 K|
|South Central Italy||1064 K|
|Map 1||201 K|
|Map 2||902 K|
|Map 1||789 K|
|Map 2||922 K|
|Map 3||938 K|
|Map 4||448 K|
Abdara (Abdra) • Abdera (in Baetica) • Abila • Acinipo • Ad Adrum Flumen • ad Aginos • Ad Aras • ad Centesimum • ad Martis • ad Martis • Ad Rubras • Ad Septem Aras • Ad Turres • Aegabrum • Alatrum • Alba Fucentia (Alba Fucens) • Albula R. • Ameria • Ammaea • Anagnia • Anduna • Anticaria (Antiquaria) • Aquinum • Arci • Arenae Montes • Arpinum • Arsa • Artigi • Arucci Novum • Arunda • Arx • Asculum Picenum • Asido • Asta • Asta Regia • Aurigitanum • Baccana
Calabona • Calentum • Calipos Fl. • Calpe • Calpurniana • Camerte • Capena • Capionis Turris • Carcuvium • Carisa (Carissa) • Carsulae (Carsioli) • Carteia • Castrum Novum • Castulo • Cavichim • Celti • Chryssus Fl. • Cimbis • Clitunni (Cliternum) • Conistorgis • Contosolia • Contributa • Corduba • Corfinium • Cuneus Pr. • Cures • Curica • Cutilia
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Site updated: 31 Jan 10