Administrative Divisions of the Roman Empire c. 14 CE (map)

Tracey J. Kinney

A map of the Roman Mediterranean showing the divisions of the Roman Empire around 337 CE
Figure 1.2 The Roman Empire in 14 CE. Courtesy of  Ian Mladjov. Click anywhere on the map to open a larger version.

By 14 CE, Rome’s territorial extent included the entire Mediterranean Sea. This large territory was separated into various provinces in order to govern it more easily. The relationship between these provinces and the empire varied; some were ruled directly by the Roman emperor/state; some were managed by members of the Roman Senate; while some existed relatively autonomously, maintaining good relations with Rome as client states.

Questions for Consideration

  1. How much of Rome’s empire was actually controlled by the emperor?

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