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Layers of Rome: Maps

Supports Dr. Ronald J. Weber's class on Rome, including a trip to Rome

University of North Carolina Ancient World Mapping Center

Geography is crucial to understanding many aspects of history. Consider, for example, how these geographic concerns would affect commerce, military actions, or colonization

  • Access to rivers and seaports
  • Control of entrances and exits to the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, the Red Sea, and the Persian Gulf
  • Control of rich food-producing areas
  • Access to minerals such as iron, tin, and gold
  • Control of mountain passes and access to roads

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