Map Exercise

Where have our ancient texts taken us thus far?

In today's exercise we have a look at a map of the Roman Empire published in 1763 and try to locate geographic locales mentioned in our readings. The goal of the exercise is to enhance your understanding of the wider geographic context in which the ancient authors we are reading operated.

Step 1

  • Login to our class Omeka website:
  • Select "Collections" from the bar on the side and look for the collection bearing your name:
  • Click the "Annotate" button under your name:
  • When the viewer appears, move forward with the arrows until a map loads in the viewer:
J. Andriveau-Goujon, Orbis Romani, pars occidentalis. Paris: 1763.
For more info on this map see the Stanford Libraries website at: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/rg564sh8087.

Step 2

You should now have Andriveau-Goujon's 1763 map of the western half of the Roman Empire loaded in your viewer.
Remember: you can maximize the viewer for a better viewing experience!
Your task is to locate and highlight on this map using the annotation tools the following list of places and regions we have encountered in our readings this semester. Add in the annotation text boxes why these places are relevant to what we've covered this semester. Refer to authors and their works (see example below). You can use our textbook or the internet to look things up! Feel free to work in groups.
  1. 1.
    Rome
  2. 2.
    Sicily
  3. 3.
    Syracuse
  4. 4.
    Carthage
  5. 5.
    Comum
  6. 6.
    Patavium
  7. 7.
    Cannae
  8. 8.
    Pompeii (not shown, but drop a pin at the approximate location)
  9. 9.
    Alps
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