Tuesday, 9 September 2014


Vox features a collection of several maps to illustrate the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, on the anniversary of the death of Caesar Augustus, our Octavian. It seemed like a fitting and timely supplement to plot the development of conquest and eventual decline, including facets of its equally important legacies that shape the ways of the world today. Ecumene is a geographical term adopted from the Greek οἰκουμένη referring to the known universe, and the origin of the word ecumenical.