Friday Eye Candy: Ancient Rome's Maps, Reimagined as a Transit System

There are surprisingly few maps of ancient Roman roads, and many fewer maps of ancient Roman roads that resemble big-city subway maps. An intrepid student has improved upon that situation, however.
June 9, 2017, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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An ancient Roman road in Norba, located south of Rome in the region of Lazio.
By DinoPh

John Metcalfe shares new of a"wonderfully though-out fantasy transit map that "reimagines the major thoroughfares of the Roman Empire circa 125 A.D. as dozens of stops along multicolored subway lines."

Sasha Trubetskoy, a 20-year-old statistics major at the University of Chicago, created the maps after noticing "dearth of good maps of Rome’s old road network…"

The article includes more details about how Trubetskoy made the map, and what it helps reveal about life in the Roman Empire.

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Published on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in CityLab
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