Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World

Beginning November 13, 2018 the site will no longer be active. The Center has created an archive of all information related to the Classical Atlas Project on this page.

The Barrington Atlas, created by the Classical Atlas Project (now, the Ancient World Mapping Center), is a reference work of permanent value. It has an exceptionally broad appeal to everyone worldwide with an interest in ancient Greeks and Romans, the lands they penetrated, and the peoples and cultures they encountered in Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. Scholars and libraries should all find it essential, although it is not just for them. It is also for students, travelers and lovers of fine cartography.


For the new millennium the Barrington Atlas brings the ancient past back to life in an unforgettably vivid and inspiring way.


The atlas was published in September 2000; pre-publication orders have already being shipped. The Barrington Atlas can be purchased from local booksellers and the major online booksellers. You can also read more about the publication, or order a copy directly from the publisher, on Princeton University Press’ Barrington Atlas page.

Detail from Map 43, showing Rome and environs 

Detail from Map 44,
“Latium – Campania”
showing Rome and environs including Ostia and Portus.

Copyright 2000, Princeton University Press

Frequently asked questions (FAQ):

The Ancient World Mapping Center has a growing set of on-line resources related to the Barrington Atlas and to other aspects of ancient geography and cartography. By visiting the AWMC web site, you can find updates to the Barrington Atlas; free, downloable maps for educational use; and articles about new discoveries. The Classical Atlas Project web site (this page) remains available on the web for historical reasons, but it will not be updated in the future. For all updates, please visit

More About the Atlas and the Atlas Project:

Latest News (updated: 10 February 2001)
The latest reports from the project and what’s new on the web site.

An introduction to the Classical Atlas Project and a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ).

A list of useful classical history and map sites and a bibliography relating to the project.

Locator Map, Layout & Map Order
A graphical overview and annotated list of all the maps in the Atlas.

A sample from a map, the key for all the maps, and examples of an introduction to a map, a map’s directory, and a map’s bibliography from the directory.

Credits (updated: 12 March 2003)
The people and organizations behind the Classical Atlas Project and this web site.

Awards & Kudos
Organizations that have recommended or recognized this web site.


The pages that comprise this site include metadata to facilitate indexing, classification and searching, drawn from the Dublin Core Element Set . The Nordic Metadata Project‘s Dublin Core Generator (DC-dot) was used to generate the tags.



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