Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Roman Travels

Want to get a taste of what it would take to travel the Roman Empire?  Check out Orbis.stanford.edu and you'll be impressed.  In their own words -

The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World reconstructs the time cost and financial expense associated with a wide range of different types of travel in antiquity. The model is based on a simplified version of the giant network of cities, roads, rivers and sea lanes that framed movement across the Roman Empire. It broadly reflects conditions around 200 CE but also covers a few sites and roads created in late antiquity.


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