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Roman Provinces on a Map

Can you name the Roman provinces that existed in 117 AD, when Emperor Trajan brought the Roman Empire to its largest extent?
English (when available) and Latin names are accepted
Includes senatorial and imperial provinces and one client state (in light gray)
Quiz by Gassu
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
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First submittedJune 6, 2018
Times taken25,445
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Capital
Province
Corinthus (Corinth)
Achaea
Carthago (Carthage)
Africa
Segusio (Susa)
Alpes Cottiae
Cemenelum (Cimiez)
Alpes Maritimae
Octodurum (Martigny)
Alpes Poeninae
Petra
Arabia Petraea
Artashat (Artaxata)
Armenia
Ephesus
Asia
Ctesiphon (?)
Assyria
Nicomedia (Izmit)
Bithynia and Pontus
Panticapaeum (Kerch)
Bosporan Kingdom
Londinium (London)
Britain
Caesarea (Kayseri)
Cappadocia
Tarsus
Cilicia
Gortyn
Crete and Cyrenaica
Paphos
Cyprus
Ulpia Traiana (Sarmizegetusa)
Dacia
Salona (Solin)
Dalmatia
Alexandria
Egypt
Buthrotum (Butrint)
Epirus
Ancyra (Ankara)
Galatia
Burdigala (Bordeaux)
Gallia Aquitania
Durocortorum (Reims)
Gallia Belgica
Lugdunum (Lyon)
Gallia Lugdunensis
Capital
Province
Narbo (Narbonne)
Gallia Narbonensis
Colonia (Cologne)
Germania Inferior
Mogontiacum (Mainz)
Germania Superior
Corduba (Córdoba)
Hispania Baetica
Tarraco (Tarragona)
Hispania Tarraconensis
Roma (Rome)
Italy
Caesarea Marítima (Caesarea)
Judea
Emerita Augusta (Mérida)
Lusitania
Attalia (Antalya)
Lycia and Pamphylia
Thessalonica (Thessaloniki)
Macedonia
Caesarea (Cherchell)
Mauretania Caesariensis
Tingis (Tangier)
Mauretania Tingitana
Babylon (?)
Mesopotamia
Tomis (Constanța)
Moesia Inferior
Naissus (Niš)
Moesia Superior
Claudius Virunum
Noricum
Aquincum (Budapest)
Pannonia Inferior
Carnuntum (Petronell-Carnuntum)
Pannonia Superior
Augusta Vindelicorum (Augsburg)
Raetia
Carales (Cagliari)
Sardinia and Corsica
Syracusae (Syracuse)
Sicily
Antioch (Antakya)
Syria
Heraclea Perinthus
(Marmara Ereğlisi)
Thracia
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Level 64
Jun 21, 2018
14/47 but Trajan is veery important
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Level 70
Jun 21, 2018
The whole Roman Empire is veery important
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Level 82
Sep 25, 2018
Oooh, good quiz........tough!
+3
Level 26
Mar 10, 2021
The world is veery important
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Level 65
Apr 22, 2022
The universe is veery important
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Level 66
Sep 20, 2018
Very nice quiz!
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Level 86
Sep 21, 2018
I thought my knowledge of Asterix would help more than it did. These Romans are crazy!
+6
Level 86
Sep 22, 2018
Y sont fous ces romains !
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Level 78
Apr 7, 2020
Die spinnen, die Römer!
+1
Level 55
Dec 28, 2023
Sono Pazzi Questi Romani (SPQR)
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Level 69
Sep 21, 2018
Is the "IBERIA" label in the wrong place on this map?
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Level 79
Aug 6, 2021
No, Iberia was in the caucasus during Roman times
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Level 76
Sep 21, 2018
Gassu, you're doing some awesome map quizzes at the moment. Thanks!
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Level 70
Sep 21, 2018
Thanks a lot! Inkscape is a great tool to create these quizzes!
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Level 70
Sep 21, 2018
By the way, to check out all my english-based quizzes including self-created SVG maps, see my series 'Gassu‘s SVG Quizzes'
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Level 82
Sep 21, 2018
Why are Germania, Moesia, Pannonia, Mauretania accepted but not Alpes, Gallia etc?
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Level 89
Oct 4, 2018
Or Hispania? Let's do some doubling down.
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Level 74
Oct 31, 2018
Agreed. Germania, Moesia and Pannonia are accepted for both Inferior and Superior provinces. Mauretania gives Mauretania Caesariensis + Tingitana; Hispania gives Hispania Baetica + Tarraconensis provinces. Yet Gallia nets you nothing. Please accept it for provinces it gives its name to, or make the others more fussy.
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Level 23
Aug 3, 2023
Well, I'd like to see it remade in two ways - the first one as you said; and the second one is the oprion to name them separately for those ones who are intrested in this
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Level 74
Sep 23, 2018
Finally - I find out what the capital of Assyria is. I will now be able to cross the bridge of death
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Level 86
Sep 25, 2018
But can you pronounce it correctly?
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Level 86
Sep 25, 2018
Well, the capital of independant Assyria was rather Niniveh. Ctesiphon is the capital of the Parthian empire. (And yes, I know about these questions three ;) ).
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Level 89
Oct 4, 2018
I can't swallow these comments.
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Level 74
Oct 31, 2018
Chewing first helps.
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Level 74
Sep 25, 2018
36/47 Thanks Total War: Rome II
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Level 76
Sep 25, 2018
nice! I do not know if I am right but I thought it would be 'mare nostrum'
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Level 66
Sep 25, 2018
I've heard both Mare Nostrum and Mare Internum
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Level 63
Sep 25, 2018
Good quiz!
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Level 82
Sep 25, 2018
good quiz and this must have been hard to figure out type-ins... some things that I tried:

Since "Germany" or "Germania" worked for two Germania territories I thought that "Gaul" might work for the several Gallia provinces, but it did not. I also thought "Spain" or "Espana" might work for the two Hispanias, but it did not. Also Britain works but not Brittania?

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Level 70
Sep 25, 2018
Gallia and Hispania both had an extreme importance in the Roman Empire, whereas Moesia, a province of less importance for example was divided into an outer and an inner part (interior / superior) which I consequently didn‘t use in the type-ins. Also, the Gallian and Hispanic provinces were named after towns (Tarraco/Tarragona, Narbo/Narbonne and so on), so I drew the line that when a province starts with the same name but is followed by a geographical position, you have to enter the first name only (like Germania), whereas provinces named after a city you have to outspell the province‘s names - to reply to your and Djilas‘s comment. Maybe it‘s a bit random but I had to draw the line somewhere.

Britannia does work as long as you spell it correctly. One t and double n.

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Level 82
Sep 25, 2018
okay. Just surprised this got put on the front page like that. I mean it's gotta be a pretty tiny percentage of people that would even have heard that information before let alone retained it, but I know QM is kind of a Roman Empire nerd.
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Level 84
Jul 30, 2021
That seems arbitrary.
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Level 74
Sep 26, 2018
Looking at the statistics, this must be the hardest featured quiz ever.
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Level 66
Oct 1, 2018
I have a few map quizzes zoomed in on the region, if anyone's interested.

.../user-quizzes/120795/regions-of-ancient-greece ;

/120795/regions-of-ancient-italy ;

/120795/regions-of-ancient-anatolia

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Level 66
Jan 26, 2019
I tried this quiz and did much better, but I realized this quiz is categorized under modern history... I wouldn’t quite call it modern history. Still an incredible quiz!
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Level 71
Feb 18, 2019
Hard but fun quiz. But shouldn't Artaxata and Artashat switch places?
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Level 59
Sep 5, 2019
I suggest adding Britania and Gallia Celtica as type-ins
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Level 47
Nov 19, 2019
annoying that some provinces are given with the latin name and some with the short english
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Level 82
Mar 2, 2020
Well, I did better than I expected, but that was a low bar to clear.
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Level 69
Jun 13, 2020
May I suggest accepting Mauritania as a type-in ( https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Mauritania#Latin ) and Hispania Tarragonensis ( more obscure and Neo-Latin but pretty please)
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Level 83
Jul 7, 2020
Huh I should have got more of the ones in France... better go revise my Romance linguistics notes methinks
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Level 59
Jul 23, 2020
Messed up the spelling on the last Alpes province. Dang it!
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Level 45
Nov 14, 2020
Love this quiz! Great job on it! I got them all right on my second try, so it is challenging, but not too challenging.
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Level 79
Nov 26, 2020
Nice quiz, very niche. I was pleased with 18/47, and it gets me 4/5.
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Level 74
Dec 30, 2020
This is probably my favourite quiz on all of Jetpunk!!!
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Level 74
Dec 30, 2020
I translated into Latin. I hope you don't object. You can find the translated version here.
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Level 71
Mar 3, 2021
JetPunkers: *Argue over whether Cyprus is European, Asian, or African*

Romans: Let's be all three!!!

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Level 28
Jul 14, 2021
47/47, yay
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Level 84
Jul 30, 2021
The quiz is inconsistent. "Mauretania" gets you both Mauretanias, and "Germania" gets you both Germanias, but "Hispania" doesn't get you either Hispania, and "Gallia" doesn't get you any of the Gallias. Why do you sometimes have to be specific, and sometimes you don't?
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Level 64
Sep 29, 2021
19/47 ok i guess

Also am i the only one who finds it funny that there is Germania inferior and Germania superior

No? ok then

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Level 61
May 14, 2022
"Germania Superior"

Ok whatever hitler

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Level 52
Jun 25, 2022
bad joke
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Level 73
Feb 22, 2023
I got most of mine from reading Acts of the Apostles. I made a quiz that has cities mentioned in Acts and I'll make one for Roman provinces. https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1699940/cities-mentioned-in-acts
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Level 71
Apr 30, 2023
Amazing quiz! But isn't it Alpes Poeniae?
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Level 23
Aug 2, 2023
Hello, if there is any chance, could it be made this way, that you can name Moesia Inferior and Moesia Superior separately if you wanted to. The same goes to Pannonia and other provinces likre Crete and Cyrenaica. Over all, Great Job, thanks!