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Friday, May 18, 2012

All roads lead to Rome

And now there's an Imperial Mapquest to give you directions from Gallia Narbonensus.

Nice touch calculating that going by boat is both faster and cheaper.  Roman roads were unmatched until the 19th Century, but you still wanted to sail if you could.

8 comments:

perfidy said...

Sweet!

ProudHillbilly said...

So cool!

Old NFO said...

NICE!!! :-) Somebody had WAY too much time on their hands...LOL

Rev. Paul said...

That's kinda kool, right there.

RabidAlien said...

Heh. At least they don't have you swimming, or building a kayak like Google Maps does. LOL

Anonymous said...

The Roman Army marching pace was standardized at what (in our units) was 5.28 feet. This was measured by the distance between two successive left or right foot placements.

Distances in the Roman world were measured in thousands of paces, or mille passuum, from which comes our word "mile." And 1,000 Roman Army paces = 5,280 feet.

Chris in Texas said...

I see a Top Gear race in the making here, Imperial Roman Style. Hammond and May sailing across the Med, with Clarkson in a high-speed chariot (It's Italian horsepower, after all)

Borepatch said...

Chris, that idea is filled with win.