List of Geographic Places to Learn
You should identify a significant event in Roman history
or culture related to each of each of the following places (written in
capital letters) and be able to locate each place on a map of the Mediterranean world for
a Map/Geography Quiz. The names and terms listed under
each place are clues to the significance. For a sample map,
Map of Mediterranean.
The Roman Province in southern Greece
The Roman Province of Egypt.
The Roman Province located in what is now Tunisia and Algeria
location of a major library
modern Budapest, Hungary
major city in Roman France; modern Arles in France
There were several cities by this name, all referring to the Antiochid rulers of
what is now Syria. The most important of these Antiochs is
Antioch-on-the-Orontes in what is now Turkey.
politically insignificant in Roman times, Athens remained important for
intellectual reasons during the Roman Empire
the modern city of Triers, Germany
birthplace of poet Martial in Spain
the Roman province of what is now England
major enemy of Rome in 3rd and 2nd centuries B.C. in Punic Wars
the Greek city of Byzantium refounded as Constantinople by the emperor
Constantine as the new capital of the Roman Empire
modern Corduba, Spain
destroyed by Mummius in 146 B.C.
rebuilt by Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.
Roman Province in what is now Libya
Emperor Trajan led campaign into this region
major commercial city of Roman Empire
sanctuary of Apollo
an important trading city on the Euphrates River
modern city of Merida in Spain
major city in Roman province of Asia
region of Italy north of Rome
the area north of the Rhine river inhabited by Germanic tribes
modern Croatia and Serbia
the region around Rome, where Latin was spoken
an important Roman city in African
the capital of the Roman province of Britannia; modern London
the modern city of Lyons, France
a Roman province in northern Greece
modern Marseilles, France
modern Milan, Italy
the area between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers
site of Greek athletic games until 393 A.D.
the port of ancient Rome
important Greek city in southern Italy
city destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
the first Roman province
a Roman province
modern Vienna, Austria
Good websites for mapwork include: http://www.hsa.brown.edu/~maicar/MapGreece.html
Interactive Ancient Mediterranean