Peutinger Map, all roads lead to Rome... and to Caesar?

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July 13, 2016

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Jack Keilo ( Jacques Keilo ), « Peutinger Map, all roads lead to Rome... and to Caesar? », Centrici, ID : 10670/1.npdx6n


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"Mille viae ducunt homines per saecula Romam" "Ubi  Caesar, ibi Roma" (Old Roman proverbs) FIGURE 1. Tabula Peutingeriana or Tabula Theodosiana, a Roman map All roads lead to Rome, to the centre, to the political centre. This Roman principle is well known and today present throughout the world. The centre is, and per definition must be, the focus of networks in a given polity. Our subject today is the Tabula Peutingeriana, a Renaissance reproduction of an older Roman-time map. It shows the f...

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