Plan your journey across the EmpireMay 24, 2012
Huge thanks to Carol and to Jonathan for the link to ORBIS. It’s a sort of Google Directions for the ancient world.
I know I’m not the only author to be delighted at the thought of never again having to take a ruler to a map and then multiply the resulting mileage by the speed of an ox cart in order to get characters to the right place in a plausible length of time.
It should be pointed out, though, that travellers outside the Empire may experience a delay of several hundred years while they wait for the arrival of suitable transport to Europe.