Appian way



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.
Historical Examples

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.
Across America by Motor-cycle C. K. Shepherd

It is a round, massive structure that stands on the Appian Way and is about two thousand years old.
Around the World with Josiah Allen’s Wife Marietta Holley

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 Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete C. Suetonius Tranquillus

The Appian Way climbs and then descends along its southern slope.
Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare

noun
a Roman road in Italy, extending from Rome to Brindisi: begun in 312 bc by Appius Claudius Caecus. Length: about 560 km (350 miles)

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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