Appian Way


Appian Way
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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  • Appian Way — the Appian Way the first important ↑Roman Road. It was built in 312BC and runs south from ↑Rome to Brindisi on the Adriatic coast …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Appian Way — Appian Ap pi*an, a. [L. Appius, Appianus.] Of or pertaining to Appius. [1913 Webster] {Appian Way}, the great paved highway from ancient Rome trough Capua to Brundisium, now Brindisi, constructed partly by Appius Claudius, about 312 b. c. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appian Way — [ap′ē ən] [after the Roman censor Appius Claudius Caecus, by whom it was begun in 312 B.C.] ancient Roman paved highway from Rome to Capua to Brundisium (Brindisi): c. 350 mi (563 km) …   English World dictionary

  • Appian Way — The Appian Way (Latin and Italian: Via Appia) was the most important ancient Roman road. It is also called the the queen road . [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Past Catches Up With the Queen of Roads… …   Wikipedia

  • Appian Way — /ap ee euhn/ an ancient Roman highway extending from Rome to Brundisium (now Brindisi): begun 312 B.C. by Appius Claudius Caecus. ab. 350 mi. (565 km) long. * * * Latin Via Appia. First and most famous of the ancient Roman roads, running from… …   Universalium

  • Appian Way — Ap′pi•an Way′ [[t]ˈæp i ən[/t]] n. anh geg an ancient Roman highway extending from Rome to Brundisium (now Brindisi): begun 312 b.c. by Appius Claudius Caecus. ab. 350 mi. (565 km) long …   From formal English to slang

  • Appian Way — /ˈæpiən weɪ/ (say apeeuhn way) noun an ancient Roman road extending from Rome to the seaport of Brundisium in south eastern Italy (now Brindisi); begun 312 BC. About 560 km …   Australian English dictionary

  • Appian Way — geographical name ancient paved highway extending from Rome to the Adriatic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Appian Way — The road to Rome from Puteoli where Paul disembarked (Acts 28:13); 70 km. (40 miles) south of Rome on the road was the Forum of Appius, where a party of Roman Christians welcomed Paul …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Appian Way — noun an ancient Roman road in Italy extending south from Rome to Brindisi; begun in 312 BC • Instance Hypernyms: ↑highway, ↑main road • Part Holonyms: ↑Italy, ↑Italian Republic, ↑Italia …   Useful english dictionary


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