Roman Empire Maps Eastern & Western Rome
Romans built a great empire upon the foundations of Ancient Greece and left a splendid heritage regarding military, administration, architecture and law. In this context, they have built the administrative and legal foundations western civilization of today. This article explains the history of Rome with Roman Empire Maps.
Foundation of Roman Empire
Rome was founded as an Italian city-state and captured the neighboring states due to its expansionist policy. Initially it became a dominant force in Italy and then in Mediterranean.
They established a great military force and rules a vast pieces of lands in Europe, Asia and Africa largely thanks to their army visions called legions who warred with absolute discipline.
Rome, became an empire, following the assassination of Gaius Julius Caesar. The addopted son of Julius Caesar, Octavian, converted the republic into an empire by forcing the senate of Rome. Octavian named himself as Augustus and became the first emperor of the Roman Empire in 27 B.C. This was the end of Republican Period in Roman Empire.
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Map Of Roman Empire At Its Height
Roman Empire reached to its greatest extent by the time of Nerva-Antonine Dynasty. Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius known as the five good emperors of the Roman Empire. Their administration helped the Roman Empire to reach its greatest extent.
Map Of Roman Empire At Its Greatest Extent
Roman Empire Cities Map
Roman Empire had vast borders with a lot of provinces. This map shows the cities of Roman Empire.
Map Of Roman Empire Cities
Map Of Roman Empire Division 395
When the Emperor Theodosios was about to die, he divided the Roman Empire in two and gave each half to his sons. Arcadius and Honorius became the first Emperors of Eastern & Western Roman Empires.
Roman Empire Division As East And West
Map Of Eastern Roman Empire
Also known as Byzantine Empire of Byzantium. Located at Asia Minor (Anatolia) and its surroundings. The modern day Istanbul was the capital of the Empire known as city of Constantine: Constantinople.
First emperor Arcadius and his successors lead the empire successfully. Therefore the Byzantine Empire lasted for a long time. It lived from 395 to 1453. More than a thousand years.
The Byzantine Empire was famous for being a very religious state. They were Orthodox Christians. They adorned their churches with splendid mosaics. The Byzantine art pieces can be seen in Ravenna (Italy) and Istanbul (Turkey). Best examples of Byzantine mosaics in Hagia Sophia, Chora Church and Basilica of San Vitale.
Map Of Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire Under Justinian
Conquests Of Emperor Justinian In Europe
Map Of Western Roman Empire Collapse 476
Sister of Eastern Roman Empire did not last too long. The brother of Arcadius, Honorius, and his successors could not administer the Western Roman Empire very well.
The pressure from northern borders was overwhelming. The capital: Rome and the other cities fell to Goths. The map depicts the vassal states that emerged after the collapse of Western Roman Empire. The Empire could only resist against the pressure for 81 years. Lived from 395 to 476.
Map Of Western Roman Empire In 476
The Map Of Constantinople
Constantinople was the most civilized city of Medieval Age. City was also famous for being the hub of Mediterranean Sea. The city was located at the junction of Black Sea, Sea Of Propontis (Sea of Marmara) and Mediterranean Sea. The inlet and natural pier of the city, Golden Horn, had always been bustling with trade ships as well as the powerful Byzantine navy ships (Byzantine Dromons)
Sack Of Constantinople By Latin Crusaders
For some centuries in the medieval age, the constantinople was the most crowded city of the world. Only until the Latin invasion and sack of Constantinople during the IV. Crusade (1204)
Map Of Byzantine Constantinople
The Byzantine Empire At Its Height Map
The Byzantine Empire reached to its greatest extent at the time of Emperor Justinian I. Justinian expanded the borders to Europe, re-captured the Rome and built the world famous Hagia Sophia (Church of Holy Wisdom) in Constantinople (Istanbul) as well as the Basilica of San Vitale in Italy.
Map Of Eastern Roman Empire After Justinian (Vast Territories Lost)
Some Useful Maps Of Roman Empire
Series of maps displayed below to provide full knowledge about the history of Roman Empire.
Map Of Roman Empire Over Time
Map Of The Roman Empire States
Roman Empire Greatest Extent
Roman Empire Map Five Good Emperors
Maps Of Eastern And Western Roman Empires With Constantinople
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