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traces a vast road network across the known world, from Rome itself through large sections of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia (see Figure 8.1). The extent to which this document Mapping the space of flows 177 Figure 8.1  Unknown author, Tabula Peutingeriana, c. fourth–fifth centuries. Conradi Millieri / Wikimedia / public domain. might ­actually be considered a true map is contested, given the common suggestion that it is just a diagram of a route network visualising a pre-existing itinerary listing destinations along these roads.2 But Richard Talbert

in Time for mapping