Map of the Roman Empire in 180 AD. This is towards the end of the "Pax Romana"( Roman Peace).

Map of the Roman Empire in 180 AD. This is towards the end of the "Pax Romana"( Roman Peace).

Need to know where the Roman Empire was?  This 'at-a-glance' map of ancient Rome shows you exactly how it looked in the second Century A.D.

Need to know where the Roman Empire was? This 'at-a-glance' map of ancient Rome shows you exactly how it looked in the second Century A.D.

”There were 46 provinces under Trajan, a figure that would grow to 96 by the reign of Diocletian (285-305). In Trajan's time, provinces in the interior of the country were run by governors chosen by the Senate, a legislative body run by leading aristocrats. In contrast, border provinces were run by governors named directly by the emperor.”

”There were 46 provinces under Trajan, a figure that would grow to 96 by the reign of Diocletian (285-305). In Trajan's time, provinces in the interior of the country were run by governors chosen by the Senate, a legislative body run by leading aristocrats. In contrast, border provinces were run by governors named directly by the emperor.”

The barbarian tribes who carved up the old empire — the Franks, Visigoths, Ostrogoths, the Vandals, and so forth — were much more Romanized than the tribes that had menaced Rome centuries earlier. The rulers of these new kingdoms generally sought to co-opt Roman elites that still held significant wealth and power across the former Western Empire.

The barbarian tribes who carved up the old empire — the Franks, Visigoths, Ostrogoths, the Vandals, and so forth — were much more Romanized than the tribes that had menaced Rome centuries earlier. The rulers of these new kingdoms generally sought to co-opt Roman elites that still held significant wealth and power across the former Western Empire.

Holy Roman Empire. The Holy Roman Empire was a multi-ethnic complex of territories in central Europe that developed during the Middle Ages and continued until its dissolution in 1806.

Holy Roman Empire. The Holy Roman Empire was a multi-ethnic complex of territories in central Europe that developed during the Middle Ages and continued until its dissolution in 1806.

This is a map showing the Roman Empire at its greatest extent. This was reached in the year 117CE under the emperor Trajan.

This is a map showing the Roman Empire at its greatest extent. This was reached in the year 117CE under the emperor Trajan.

Map that shows the spread of Christianity throughout the Roman Empire (40 maps that explain the Roman Empire - Vox)

Map that shows the spread of Christianity throughout the Roman Empire (40 maps that explain the Roman Empire - Vox)

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