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Topic Subject:Modern day settlement names
markyboy
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posted 18 May 2006 08:31 EDT (US)         
Does anyone know the modern day names of all the settlements in RTW (original & Mundus Magnus)?

I have done a quick search of threads. Hopefully I am not repeating a previous question, but I would be surprised if it hasn't featured somewhere in the forum.

Thanks in advance.

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AuxiliA MieS
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posted 18 May 2006 09:54 EDT (US)     1 / 11       
Well,here is some for you:

270BC=2006AD
Rome=Rome
Mediolanium=Milan
Massilia=Marseille
Lugdunum=Lyon
Syracuse=Syracuse
Messana=Messina
Tarentum=Taranto
Corduba=Cordoba
Sinope=Sinop
Seleucia=Bagdad
Londinium=London
Antioch=Antakya
Alexandria=Alexandria
Athens=Athens
Thessalonica=Thessaloniki
Jerusalem=Jerusalem
Ephesus=Izmir
Damascus=Damascus
Ancyra=Ancara
Byzantion=Istanbul
Tingi=Tangier
Cyrene=Shahhat
Eburacum=York
Deva=chester
Salona=Split
Rhodes=Rhodos

BeerMatt
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(id: Olondi)
posted 18 May 2006 11:21 EDT (US)     2 / 11       
Kydonia = Chania (although the Roman capital of Crete was not there)
Narbo Martius = Narbonne
Massilia = Marseilles
Lemonum = Poitiers
Condate Redonum = Rennes
Alesia = Alise-Sainte-Reine (although that is not certain)
Numantia = Garray
Trier = Trier
Domus Dulcis Domus ("Home Sweet Home") = Vilnius

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TheGoldChevron01
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posted 18 May 2006 13:07 EDT (US)     3 / 11       
I think Deva might be York?
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D'oh just seen it as chester lol cos i got it mixed up with eburacum

[This message has been edited by TheGoldChevron01 (edited 05-18-2006 @ 01:09 PM).]

TotalWarFanatic
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posted 18 May 2006 13:14 EDT (US)     4 / 11       
Wow, that's interesting, good finds!

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EnemyofJupitor
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posted 18 May 2006 13:53 EDT (US)     5 / 11       
Londonium=London
(Name of own on Ireland)=Dublin
Athens=Athens
Corninth=Corninth
Larissa= Larisa
Thessolanika=Thessolanica

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BeerMatt
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(id: Olondi)
posted 18 May 2006 14:47 EDT (US)     6 / 11       
Dublin is miles away from Tara. Tara is far closer to Drogheda.

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Poeni
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posted 18 May 2006 15:59 EDT (US)     7 / 11       
in Ancient Carthages place is City named Tunis, capital of Tunisia...

so: Carthage = Tunis.

Ichbinian
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posted 18 May 2006 16:38 EDT (US)     8 / 11       
I've sent a history article dealing with this topic, look for it soon.

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markyboy
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posted 19 May 2006 08:37 EDT (US)     9 / 11       
Thanks for all your efforts...so far...
AuxiliA MieS
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posted 23 May 2006 09:06 EDT (US)     10 / 11       
Domus Dulce Domus cant possibly mean Vilnius,there has no ruins of ancient city been found,its just a place that CA made up.

Carthage is not Tunis,its nowhere near Tunis.

I think these mean to be the names of settlements that still exist,but have got their name changed(or not,as it is with Rome,Syracuse and some other cities)

So even though there might be a modern day city in the place of a city in RTW,there is no eviedence that the city existed in 270BC

BeerMatt
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(id: Olondi)
posted 23 May 2006 09:48 EDT (US)     11 / 11       
OK, I'm sorry:

"Domus Dulcis Domus looks to be on the site of modern Vilnius, although obviously there was never actually a town called "Home Sweet Home" in ancient times."

Apart from being accurate to the point of pedantry, is there any point in making the distinction between a fictitious settlement where a modern city stands, or where an ancient city once existed?


Tanais = (30km west of Rostov on Don, Ukraine)
Chersonesos = Sevastopol, Ukraine
Kotais = K'ut'aisi, Georgia

Started work on a methodical list, starting south of the Mediterranean, West to East. (Parentheses) means ancient ruin with no modern equivalent:

Tingi - Tangiers
Cirta - Constantine
Carthage - (Carthage)
Thapsus - (Ras Dimas)
Dimmidi - Messaad
Nepte - Nafta
Lepcis Magna - (Al Khums)
Cyrene - (Shahat)
Siwa - Siwa
Alexandria - Alexandria
Memphis - (Mit Rahineh)
Thebes - Luxor / Karnak
Petra - (Petra)
Bostra - (Bostra)
Dumatha - (Thought to be Dumah)


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[This message has been edited by Olondi (edited 05-23-2006 @ 10:33 AM).]

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