State of the Union – 509 BC MAPS

—No other civilization has ever been Master of all the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea.

509 B.C. MAPS

Here are four maps that might help you have a better understanding of the world around Rome.

As I said in my Episode 13 – State of the Union – 509 BC, all four maps are related to the year of the Found if the Roman Republic: 509 B.C.


The Many Kingdoms of Asia Minor


Greeks in the South of Italy


The Western Mediterranean Sea


The Persian Empire

 

 

The World of Rome around 400 BC

The World of Rome around 400 BC

The superpowers of the time: Greece, Persia, and – on a minor scale, Carthage.

This map is self-made, using Adobe Fireworks. If you want to have the original PNG file of this image (2621 x 1414 pixels, with all the layers, styles and fonts), just leave a nice comment here. I’ll send you the file in less than a day.

Episode 18 coming to El Cuento de Roma in 48 hours

The Twelve Tables

Episode 18 of the Spanish podcast El Cuento de Roma,
The Twelve Tables” is coming in 48 hours!

Here is our future English version counterpart.

It’s finally time to make the laws of Rome available for everyone to know. And even though most Roman didn’t read, they knew those tables:

Punishment for killing an intruder during nighttime? None.

Daytime? You had to bring him to a magistrate. Alive.

If you threw an unaimed weapon into a crowd, the punishment was a ram.

If an apple from your tree fell onto your neighbor’s ground, the apple was his.

Shaving on a daily basis for men was not mandatory, but you couldn’t face a magistrate for a case of yours without shaving properly. This law was demolished 600 years later. Thank you, Emperor Adrian!

Episode 17 coming to El Cuento de Roma in 48 hours

The Conflict of the Orders

Episode 17 of the Spanish podcast El Cuento de Roma,
El Conflicto Patricio-plebeyo” is coming in 48 hours!

Here is our future English version counterpart.

In this chapter, we got it all.

Internal struggles between social classes.
Murder and treason.
Superstitions and magic potions.
A famous coward, and a silent girl who did what nobody believed she’d dare to do.

The tumultuous 6th century BC

The sixth century BC was a very agitated time in almost every part of the world. Here are maps of the years 600 BC, 550 BC, 527 BC, and 500 BC.

 

 

 

 

The Tale of RomeThe three main events, in my opinion, are:
  • Persians begin to seize power, and dominate eastern Mediterranean.
  • Carthage’s merchant empire slowly dominates the western Mediterranean.
  • The Roman republic begins.
The Tale of Rome
Here are some rulers of that century:

Amyntas I, King of Macedonia
Astyages, King of Medes
Bias of Priene, Greek sage
Callimachus, Athenian general
Cambyses II, King of Persia
Chilon of Sparta, Greek sage
Cleisthenes, Tyrant of Athens
Cleomenes I, King of Sparta
Croesus, King of Lydia
Cyaxares, King of Medes
Cyrus the Great, King of Persia
Darius I, King of Persia
Epimenides, Greek seer
Gorgo, Queen of Sparta
King Helü of Wu, King of Wu
Lucius Junius Brutus, co-founder of the Roman Republic
Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, King of Rome
Miltiades, Athenian general and politician
Nabonidus, the last King of Babylon
Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon
Necho II, Pharaoh of Egypt
Pisistratus, tyrant of Athens
Periander, Tyrant of Corinth
Pittacus of Mytilene, Greek politician
Psammetichus III, Pharaoh of Egypt
Servius Tullius, King of Rome
Solon, Athenian statesman

The Fasces

The World before Rome around 1200 BC

Before that, agriculture came to Europe… here is how.

The World According to Rome

The World According to Rome
The World According to Rome
El mundo según los romanos
罗马眼中的世界

 

The World of Rome around 500 BC

Check out the SUPERPOWER of the time: Persia.

This map is self-made, using Adobe Fireworks. If you want to have the original PNG file of this image (2621 x 1414 pixels, with all the layers, styles and fonts), just leave a nice comment here. I’ll send you the file in less than a day.

The Seven Hills of Rome

The Seven Hills of Rome. Picture made by me. Original at my podcast about Ancient Rome. Used Adobe Fireworks and IrfanView for this one, plus my own textures for grass, arid areas, grassy hills, and rocks.

Italy around the year 750 BC

Please notice two things: (1) The city of Veii is sometimes named Veyes in Spanish and Latin, and (2) the city of Trachna is also known as Tarquinia. The last three Kings of Rome originate from Trachna.