Geospatial model of the Roman world that takes all these conditions into account and calculates distances not in hours but in days of walking, just as ancient writers did: under average conditions, one could walk 30 km, or 20 Roman miles, per day. This figure is as valid today as it was two thousand years ago.
Collection: Images, Texts
Project: 9. Travels and travelers: economic, social and cultural connections.
Scope: Primary, Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Image, Text
Source: ORBIS has been made possible by a Digital Humanities Grant of Stanford University and has been designed and executed by Walter Scheidel and Elijah Meeks in collaboration with a group of IT specialists and students at Stanford.
Owner: Beatrice Borghi (Modernalia)
Copyright: Credits: https://orbis.stanford.edu
Abstract: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World about routes, time, expenses.