Frontiers of the Roman Empire
border defence or delimiting system of Ancient Rome
Some notable examples of Roman limites are:
- Limes Arabicus — the frontier of the Roman province of Arabia Petraea facing the desert
- Limites Britannicus — Hadrian's Wall; Antonine Wall
- Limes Germanicus — Upper Germanic & Rhaetian Limes
- Limes Saxoniae — a medieval limes in Holstein
- Limes Tripolitanus — the frontier in modern Libya facing the Sahara
- Livius.org, Limes; retrieved 2012-4-25.
- Ellenblum, Roni. (2006). Crusader castles and modern histories, p. 122; excerpt, "...it is the modern traveller and scholar who attributes to the limes all the meanings of a boundary line. The Roman sources themselves are mute concerning the existence of border lines, and it was modern scholarship which assumed that the Romans were capable of realizing in practice what they could not define verbally."
- Livius.org, Mobene (Qasr Bshir); retrieved 2012-4-25.
- UNESCO, "Frontiers of the Roman Empire"; retrieved 2012-4-25.
- Livius.org, Limes Tripolitanus; retrieved 2012-4-25.