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.

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire

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.

Ancient Rome, Greece Empire Map Labeled | And any discussion of the Roman Empire would be incomplete without ...

Ancient Rome, Greece Empire Map Labeled | And any discussion of the Roman Empire would be incomplete without ...

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).

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

38 maps that explain Europe

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

It is clear that the formation of a Pictish nation that united the peoples of Scotland was due to the arrival of the Romans.

It is clear that the formation of a Pictish nation that united the peoples of Scotland was due to the arrival of the Romans.

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