The product of many years of research and a life long passion: A highly detailed, up to date map of the entire Roman Empire from Lower Nubia to the Antonine Wall, with surrounding territories, in the final years of the reign of Septimius Severus, about 211 CE.
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All places are now accessible, all are well known, all open to commerce; most pleasant farms have obliterated all traces of what were once dreary and dangerous wastes; cultivated fields have subdued forests; flocks and herds have expelled wild beasts; sandy deserts are sown; rocks are planted; marshes are drained; and where once were hardly solitary cottages, there are now large cities. No longer are (savage) islands dreaded, nor their rocky shores feared; everywhere are houses, and inhabitants, and settled government, and civilized life. What most frequently meets our view (and occasions complaint), is our teeming population: our numbers are burdensome to the world, which can hardly supply us from its natural elements; our wants grow more and more keen, and our complaints more bitter in all mouths, whilst Nature fails in affording us her usual sustenance.
Tertullian (ca. 150 – 220 n. Chr.) De anima, XXX