Monday, June 12, 2017

Taking the Number VIII Train

Geography buff and college student Sasha Trubetskoy studied some history along with his favorite subject, geography, to map out some of the roads the Roman Empire built across Europe.

He then drew them as a subway map:

You may note that while most roads lead eventually to Rome, not all of them do. The lines on the island of Sardinia serve only that island; to get from there to a road that does lead to Rome will require a boat. And while Cato the Elder may have worn himself out insisting Cartago delenda est, it remains a stop on the African coastal line due west of Sicily.

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