National Geographic Secret Societies 2020
At its height, the Roman Empire stretched from Constantinople in the east to London in the west. This comprehensive special edition lets readers travel its highways and byways with maps of major cities, trade routes, and the conquests of the feared Roman legion.
Some highlights include: Geographical factors that maintained the balance of power and allowed Rome to dominate the Mediterranean and beyond; Hannibal’s March, the rise of Caesar, and other key events in the rise and fall of the Roman empire; Maps of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the forgotten towns buried in the volcanic ash of Mt. Vesuvius that preserved their treasures for modern archeologists.