Map of the Roman Empire in 180 AD. This is towards the end of the "Pax Romana"( Roman Peace).

Map of the Roman Empire in 180 AD. This is towards the end of the "Pax Romana"( Roman Peace).

The Roman Empire reached its greatest size under the reign of Trajan in 117 AD. To aid in administration, it was divided into provinces. The number of provinces changed over time as territories were gained or lost, and as larger provinces were divided into smaller ones. There were 46 provinces under Trajan, a figure that would grow to 96 by the reign of Diocletian (285-305).

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire

The Roman Empire reached its greatest size under the reign of Trajan in 117 AD. To aid in administration, it was divided into provinces. The number of provinces changed over time as territories were gained or lost, and as larger provinces were divided into smaller ones. There were 46 provinces under Trajan, a figure that would grow to 96 by the reign of Diocletian (285-305).

Holy Roman Empire. The Holy Roman Empire was a multi-ethnic complex of territories in central Europe that developed during the Middle Ages and continued until its dissolution in 1806.

Holy Roman Empire. The Holy Roman Empire was a multi-ethnic complex of territories in central Europe that developed during the Middle Ages and continued until its dissolution in 1806.

This is a map showing the Roman Empire at its greatest extent. This was reached in the year 117CE under the emperor Trajan.

This is a map showing the Roman Empire at its greatest extent. This was reached in the year 117CE under the emperor Trajan.

This map depicts the deployment of Rome's legions when Rome's first emperor, Augustus, died in 14 AD. Augustus and his successors distributed the Roman army along the frontier, ensuring that no single general had command of more than a small fraction of Rome's troops at any one time. And emperors reduced the soldiers' dependence on their commanders by paying them salaries from the imperial treasury.

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire

This map depicts the deployment of Rome's legions when Rome's first emperor, Augustus, died in 14 AD. Augustus and his successors distributed the Roman army along the frontier, ensuring that no single general had command of more than a small fraction of Rome's troops at any one time. And emperors reduced the soldiers' dependence on their commanders by paying them salaries from the imperial treasury.

Need to know where the Roman Empire was?  This 'at-a-glance' map of ancient Rome shows you exactly how it looked in the second Century A.D.

A map of ancient Rome.

Need to know where the Roman Empire was? This 'at-a-glance' map of ancient Rome shows you exactly how it looked in the second Century A.D.

Ancient Rome, Greece Empire Map Labeled | And any discussion of the Roman Empire would be incomplete without ...

Ancient Rome, Greece Empire Map Labeled | And any discussion of the Roman Empire would be incomplete without ...

Currency and the Collapse of the Roman Empire

Currency and the Collapse of the Roman Empire

At its peak, the Roman Empire held up to 130 million people over a span of million square miles. How could such a powerful empire collapse? Simple, the real effects of debasement took time to materialize... and then exploded.

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