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Appian Way

[ap-ee-uh n] /ˈæp i ən/
noun
1.
an ancient Roman highway extending from Rome to Brundisium (now Brindisi): begun 312 b.c. by Appius Claudius Caecus. About 350 miles (565 km) long.
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  • He urged his horse faster toward the gate that opened upon the Appian Way; boldness and speed were all that could save them.

    The Lion's Brood Duffield Osborne
  • The road, however, to Indianapolis was not of the "Appian Way" variety.

  • It is a round, massive structure that stands on the Appian Way and is about two thousand years old.

  • It is situated on the Appian Way, about two miles from the Sebastian gate.

    The Catacombs of Rome William Henry Withrow
  • There was an ancient road leading out of Rome in this direction, called the Appian Way.

    Rollo in Rome Jacob Abbott
  • They occur in a gallery of the Catacomb, not far from the Appian Way.

    The Catacombs of Rome William Henry Withrow
  • The view, looking back from this elevated position upon the long course of the Appian Way, is exceedingly striking.

    Roman Mosaics Hugh Macmillan
  • The Appian Way had more vitality than the government that built it.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
  • He ended his days at an estate he had at the eighth milestone on the Appian Way.

  • The Appian Way climbs and then descends along its southern slope.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
British Dictionary definitions for Appian Way

Appian Way

/ˈæpɪən/
noun
1.
a Roman road in Italy, extending from Rome to Brindisi: begun in 312 bc by Appius Claudius Caecus. Length: about 560 km (350 miles)
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Word Origin and History for Appian Way

road between Rome and Capua, so called because it was begun (302 B.C.E.) by the consul Appius Claudius Caecus.

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