By Ray Laurence
The continues to be of Roman roads are a robust reminder of the go back and forth and communications process that used to be had to rule an enormous and numerous empire. but few humans have puzzled simply how the Romans - either army and civilians - travelled, or tested their geographical knowing in an period which provided a enormously elevated capability for relocating round, and an even bigger selection of destinations.
This quantity presents new views on those matters, and a few arguable arguments; for example, that commute was once no longer restricted to the elite, and that maps as we all know them didn't exist within the empire. the army value of delivery and verbal exchange networks can be a spotlight, as is the imperial put up approach (cursus publicus), and the logistics and importance of delivery in either conquest and administration.
With greater than 40 photos, maps and illustrations, this assortment offers a brand new knowing of the function and significance of trip, and of the character of geographical wisdom, within the Roman global,