I got numerous comments following the release of my Roman roads map. Acting by the mantra of “OP delivers”, I decided to take this feedback into account and create an updated version of the map. The new map is featured here, and I have also replaced the map in the original post with the new version.
Several changes were made:
- The typo in Gesoriacum is fixed.
- The Via Agrippa is now properly named. For some reason I had typed Via Flavia by mistake.
- Via Flavia now refers to the road along the Dalmatian coast, in reference to the actual Via Flavia in what is now Croatia.
- I have included Berytus, present-day Beirut, in the map. It was the capital of Roman Phoenicia and one of the most important cities in the Eastern Mediterranean at the time.
- The town of Vindonissa has been added. It was a prominent fort in what is now Switzerland.
- The road in Sardinia now goes from Caralis to Tarrae. This was (and still is) the most prominent land linkage on the island.
- Road names ending in -ensis have been changed to more classical names:
- Via Sarda now uses the proper Latin adjective for the island.
- Via Augusta Nova is named after the emperor who established the proconsular government in Asia.
- Other geographically-named roads have had name changes:
- Via Domitiana is named after Domitian, who conquered Moesia.
- Via Tiberia in Cappadocia is named after Tiberius, who established the province.
- The British Isles are now displayed in full, and the British road network has been expanded a tiny bit.
- Lucus (Lugo) is now moved inland, and the road from Bracara Augusta to Asturica has been separated.