One particularly aggressive proponent of centuriation was Emperor Septimius Severus, who ruled from AD 192 to 211 and whose 400,000-man army was spread across an empire of 70 million people, from the Atlantic to the eastern shores of the Black Sea and from northern England to southern Egypt.
Traces of Roman centuriation are still to be found in southern France and parts of Spain, but most of those soldiers-turned-pioneers developed vast, underpopulated parts of Italy.
30) There is no evidence of any imperial estates on Cyprus, but centuriation
(laying out of agricultural field strips by imperial surveyors) near Salamis might indicate the reallocation of land confiscated from Ptolemaic elites.
Based on an analysis of aerial photographs and maps of selected areas in Syria, researchers have concluded that the present landscape of these areas has preserved distinct traces of lotting division and centuriation.
Yet the traces of centuriation detected contradict this claim.
Or, de telles figures peuvent se presenter au moins dans les subsecives (zones qui, a l'interieur de la surface centuriee, n'ont pas ete assignees, ou bien parcelles qui, aux extremites de la centuriation
, ne forment pas une centurie complete) : cela est atteste par certains textes gromatiques (par exemple chez Nypsius (14)) et d'autres textes presentent des methodes de calcul de la superficie de semblables surfaces (outre le passage de Nypsius auquel on vient de faire allusion, on les trouve par exemple chez Epaphrodite et Vitruvius Rufus (15); on peut aussi songer aux problemes de geometrie appliquee qui ouvrent le livre V de Columelle).
Recent work by David Romano has revealed evidence for Caesarian and Flavian centuriation
of the northern Corinthian plain, enveloping Kromna.
The Romans we re the first civilization to systematically manage territory on a large scale by introducing a technique called centuriation
(Caravello and Giacomin 1993).
The forms include buildings, such as theatres and market-complexes, civic institutions, such as the oligarchic council and the executive magistracy, religious institutions and protocols, habits of expression such as the publicly inscribed charter, methods of land settlement and organization, particularly the construction of cities and centuriation
, and the mass manufacture and export of material goods such as terra sigillata.
There is, however, another explanation for Habrocomes' point of disembarkation: the alignment of successive phases of centuriation between Nuceria and the coast before the eruption shows that, even before AD 79, the entire territory was controlled by Nuceria.
1 (a colour-coded map of centuriation in the Sarno plain, on which the pre-eruption phases, clearly picked out in red and orange, align with the orientation of Nuceria Alfaterna and the routes leading out of it).
City Planning, Centuriation
, and Land Division in Roman Corinth: Colonia Laus Iulia Corinthiensis and Colonia Iulia Flavia Augusta Corinthiensis," in Corinth XX, pp.