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Appian Way

[ap-ee-uh n]
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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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British Dictionary definitions for appian way

Appian Way

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

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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