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Subway-style Map for Roman Roads

06/12/2017 10:17 AM

When I think of Roman roads, for some reason I only think about the ones on the Italian peninsula. Duh. This is neat

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06/12/2017 11:19 AM

Not to mention the Roman roads in England.

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06/13/2017 1:13 PM

If you look at the top left of the subject map you will see the major artery, Via Britanica. There are a lot of roads missing in all countries. Think of this as an equivalent to an "interstate" highway system map, with sub connectors and lesser roads not shown.

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06/13/2017 1:24 PM

I love roman roads idea of straight lines....

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06/13/2017 1:34 PM

That is because Roman roads are better than roaming roads, or meandering causeways.

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06/13/2017 1:50 PM

Oh, so the only thing Meanderthals have that are left is their road systems....

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06/13/2017 2:43 PM

<groans> well, em, er, ah, yes, student 17 that is the correct answer....now moving on in the text we see the beginnings of the cereal culture. If you say Capt. Crunch, you go to the back of the line.

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06/13/2017 3:19 PM

Let'r hap'n capt'n

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06/13/2017 3:52 PM

Bob Uecker - what a great guy, and all that disrespect because he missed stepping on the bag at 2nd base. Heck I never made it to first base.

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06/13/2017 10:59 PM

Yes, and even less didn't get a World Series championship ring.

Voice of the Milwaukee Brewers, I love listening to him, back in the 80's and 90's, when the Brew Crew was televised, I'd watch it on TV and turn the sound off, and turn n the radio... it's unbelievable watch and listening it was like 2 different ball games, the play in actuality wasn't as interesting as ueckers commentary.

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06/14/2017 8:16 AM

He's still alive -- only 82. I'd have thought he was older. My father always liked Uecker, and my father didn't bestow his "liking" lightly.

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06/14/2017 8:23 AM

Uecker is still the Voice of the Milwaukee Brewers (Milwaukee Brewers official radio announcer) .... he went part time.... as they were trying out and to find a replacement,... I think they found one... but Ueckers mind and voice is still strong announcing the games... I think he only does when the Brew Crew is at bat, while his protégé does the visitors.

Uecker was a catcher and I loved his dry humor, especially when he gives baseball tips, such as how to catch a knuckleball.

Bob Uecker: "The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up."

This post belongs on the a physics of throwing a curve ball thread a while back.

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06/12/2017 2:01 PM

Interesting. A "tube-style" map is a compact graphic that emphasizes connections and throws away any distance data, a detail which is unimportant to a subway rider.

But I'm thinking the Romans might have been more interested in the discarded distance data since they were a little more involved in the transportation than just sitting and waiting for the next intersection, (unless the emperor did any traveling by chariot).

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06/12/2017 2:10 PM

...and, horses don't have odometers like cars do, so milage measurements weren't made while traveling as we do today. You knew you had arrived when you got there.

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06/12/2017 3:36 PM

The romans did have distance markers on the road itself. Also known as Milestones.

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06/13/2017 11:24 AM

Awesome.

What I found even more fascinating was this map he did of the US GDP split in half geographically.

America’s gross domestic product split geographically, 50-50.

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06/13/2017 11:31 AM

Does this mean that the orange 50% of the GDP is consumed worthlessly?

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