"The Most high divided to the nations their inheritance."
This booklet is compiled from an important paper written more than fifty years ago by the late Mr. Benjamin Wills Newton, and originally published in Occasional Papers on Scriptural Subjects, Part 3, which has been long out of print.
Some of the expected events have taken place, and others are on the eve of fulfillment.
The whole of the paper, of which this booklet is only a small part, is published separately under its original title of European Prospects.
The Final Division of the Roman Empire
Into Ten Kingdoms
1. Great Britain (the Roman Britannia and Caledonia).
2. France, enlarged to the Rhine on the east, thus including part of Holland; all Belgium; Luxemburg and the Prussian province west of the Rhine; Savoy and Switzerland up to Lake Constance; and doubtless Algeria will continue annexed to France.
3. Spain and Portugal (Hispania and Lusitania) united, with Morocco annexed, as Algeria to France.
4. Northern and Central Italy, including Venetia and Rome. V. Austria without Venetia, and all she now holds north of the Danube and west of the Roman Vallum (viz., Bohemia, Moravia, Gallicia and the central parts of Hungary), but compensated by the acquisition of Baden, Wurtemburg and part of Bavaria east of the Rhine. Austria will, in all probability, possess the ancient Dacia (i.e. Moldavia, Wallachia, Bessarahia and the eastern skirt of Hungary); all Transylvania and such parts of the Turkish dominions in Europe as did not belong to the Greek branch.
1. Greece augmented by the Ionian Islands; Thessaly and all the ancient Macedonian possessions in Europe, excepting Thrace and some of the islands of the Archipelago.
2. Thrace (Roumelia); its coast extending from the Island of Thasos to the Sea of Marmora; also a broad strip of territory extending from the Gulf of Satalia in the south, along the western coast of Asia Minor, by the Sea of Marmora and the northern coast of the Black Sea, as far as the River Parthene. Several chief islands on the coast such as Rhodes, Cos, Lamos and Lemnos, belong to this division.
3. Egypt, together with the coast of Africa, as far as Tripoli; also Cœlo-Syria and the southern coast of Asia Minor, from the Gulf of Satalia to the Gulf of Scanderoon.
4. Syria, with all the northeastern and central parts of Asia Minor; also Mesopotamia, Assyria, and every other part of Alexander’s dominions that fell under Roman rule, not included in the aforementioned divisions.
5. The Neapolitan dominions (anciently Magna Gracia) and Sicily, with probably the opposite coast of Africa (Tripoli) appended.
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