This interesting map
area of the Bay of Naples—as it appeared in Roman times. Note
the main Roman roads coming from Rome and the north.
Naples, of course, was important, BUT not as important
as Pozzuoli (identified
as "Puteoli" on the map (with the old Greek name of
"Dicaearchia" below it in parentheses). There are, in
fact, separate main roads leading to Cuma on the coast and Puteoli,
indicating the importance of this area as the port for
the Western Imperial Fleet.