Circa 250 BC - Eratosthenes Map
Various cultures have developed around the ancient Mediterranean basin and here we look at them and ask our students relevant questions - to which we hope they know the answers! Note that these questions are prompted by general geographical instance and not chronological date of happening.
Ptolemy'sMapWorld 140 bcThis map - circa 140 BC is called Ptolemy's map and gives us an idea of how the ancients envisaged the world.
This map - circa 140 BC is called Ptolemy's map and gives us an idea of how the ancients envisaged the world.
1. As we start our journey from West to East around the Northern Mediterranean, we find ourselves in a large peninsula.. a)this was known to the Romans as .......?
b) which power held a good part of this peninsula, especially the coastline before the Romans .....
c) give the name of the wars between the Romans and this power?......; The coin shown dates from ca 218-209 BC, who is the famous general shown on this coin....?
2. This lovely coin was minted by the famous author of "De Bello Gallico" - a) give his name....?
b) which island did he visit in both 55 and 54 BC?
c) whom did he defeat at the battle of Pharsalus?
d) in which year did that battle take place? e) An elephant is on the obverse, but what are shown on the reverse of this coin ? f)Give the date of the death of our famous general, author and ruler?
3. a) This amazing building, a former temple, still exists in what city in Southern France ?..... b) In what city in that area does a marvelous amphitheater still stand?... c) Name the still standing famous aqueduct in that same area ?
Mediterranean under the Romans5. The start of the Roman Empire solidified the conquests won under the Republic.
5. The start of the Roman "Empire" solidified the conquests won under the Republic, but
Peutinger Map ConstantinopleThis map is based on a different way of looking at things and is based on the routes to Jerusalem....
This map is based on a different way of looking at things and is based on the routes to Jerusalem....