This map depicts the deployment of Rome's legions when Rome's first emperor, Augustus, died in 14 AD. Augustus and his successors distributed the Roman army along the frontier, ensuring that no single general had command of more than a small fraction of Rome's troops at any one time. And emperors reduced the soldiers' dependence on their commanders by paying them salaries from the imperial treasury.
The Roman Empire Many of Europe's languages and institutions date back more or less linearally to the Roman Empire. This map (see 39 more Rome maps here) shows the empire at its greatest extent under Trajan in 117 A.D. Rome ruled substantial portions of North Africa and the Levant that today would be considered non-European, while excluding most of Germany, the Nordic countries, and most of central and eastern Europe
ROMAN EMPIRE: animated MAP shows RISE & FALL of Rome (via vox.com 5942585 2014-08-19) • 500BC Rome was city-state • by 27BC it was the EU/M.E./N African Empire • 700 years of Empire split E/W, W destroyed by Germanic tribes by 476AD, though E Constantinople remained for centuries longer...
Europe, 1500 | The (oxymoron) Holy Roman Empire = REICH I |▶ https://www.pinterest.com/pin/349803096036720623/ |▶ Teutonic Order (1253 AD) ✠ & Prussia ✠ |▶ "German Empire" (Prussia) first German Unification (1871-1918) = 1/3 POLAND Partitions ! = REICH II => WW I ✠ |▶ REICH III 卐 => WW II, FRG/GDR, wall || REICH IV ? = BRD+GDR 2nd unification after fall of the wall by POLANDs fight for freedom !! THINK EU !! http://familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/House_of_Hohenzollern ⇆ | ✍ 151114,1629