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Verulamium  

Sheppard S. Frere and Martin Millett

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Mar 2016
Verulamium, a town in *Britain near modern St Albans (Herts.). The town was built on part of the iron age *oppidum (Verlami (n)), capital of *Tasciovanus, which developed into a town after the Roman ... More

Vesontio  

A. L. F. Rivet and John Frederick Drinkwater

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Mar 2016
Vesontio (mod. Besançon), capital of the Sequani, an advanced central Gallic people (cf. *Aedui, *Allobroges, *Arverni). Strategically important for its command of the Belfort gap, it was ... More

Vesuvius  

Edward Togo Salmon and Nicholas Purcell

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Dec 2015
Vesuvius, the famous volcano on the bay of Naples, rises isolated out of the surrounding plain of *Campania. Its base is some 48 km. (30 mi.) in circumference, its central cone over 1,216 m. (4,000 ... More

Vetera  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Mar 2016
Vetera, near Birten, a major Augustan military base on the Rhine, and then a permanent station for two legions. After its destruction by C. *Iulius Civilis in 70, a one-legion fortress was erected on ... More

Vetulonia  

D. W. R. Ridgway

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Mar 2016
Vetulonia (Etr. Vetluna), in the hills to the west of the bay that is now the Grosseto plain, was one of the twelve cities of Etruria (see etruscans). Excavation has been mainly confined to the ... More

via Aemilia  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Mar 2016
Via Aemilia, named after its builder, M. *Aemilius Lepidus(1), consul 187 bce (Livy, 39. 2), and subsequently repaired by *Augustus and *Trajan, ran from *Ariminum 281 km. (176 mi.) north-west to ... More

via Aemilia Scauri  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
Via Aemilia Scauri, highway built by M. *Aemilius Scaurus(1), *censor109 bce, linking the *via Aurelia and *via Postumia. It ran from Vada Volaterrana through *Pisae, *Genua, and Vada Sabatia and ... More

via Annia  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Mar 2016
Highway built in northern Italy, perhaps by T. Annius Luscus, consul 153 bce. It probably linked *Bononia with *Aquileia via *Patavium, *Altinum, and Concordia. (2) The extension of the via Appia, ... More

via Appia  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
Via Appia, the Romans' principal route to south Italy and beyond (Strabo, 6. 283). Ap. *Claudius Caecus, *censor312 bce, built and named the 211-km. (132-mi.) section from Rome to *Capua (Livy, 9. ... More

via Aurelia  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
Via Aurelia, an important highway up the western coast of Italy. Possibly first laid out as far as Cosa by C. Aurelius Cotta, *censor in 241 bce, it was later rebuilt on a different line, and ... More

via Cassia  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
Via Cassia, a road running north from Rome through *Sutrium, *Volsinii to *Arretium. Here it joined with a road which led across the *Apennines to *Bononia and then *Aquileia. The Cassia proper was ... More

via Clodia  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Mar 2016
Via Clodia, a road running north from Rome, through south-western Etruria (see etruscans) via the west side of Lake Bracciano and Etruscan towns such as Blera, Norchia, and Tuscania as far as ... More

via Domitia  

Courtenay Edward Stevens and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
Via Domitia, a road which probably ran from *Narbo through *Nemausus to *Arelate on the Rhône. It was built by the conqueror of Narbonensis (see gaul (transalpine)), Cn. *Domitius Ahenobarbus(2) (121 ... More

via Domitiana  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Mar 2016

Highway built by *Domitian (95 ce), running from Sinuessa on the *via Appia through Volturnum, *Liternum, and *Cumae to *Puteoli, where it joined a road to *Neapolis.

via Egnatia  

Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond

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Mar 2016
Via Egnatia, Roman road built c.130 bce from the *Adriatic coast to *Byzantium; named after the proconsul in Macedonia Cn. *Egnatius (AE1973, 492), the via Egnatia was the main route from ... More

via Flaminia  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Mar 2016
Via Flaminia, the great northern highway of Italy, built 220 bce by C. *Flaminius (1), when censor (Livy, Epit.20; reject Strabo 5. 217). It was 334 km. (209 mi.) long from Rome by way of *Narnia, ... More

via Labicana  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015

Via Labicana, highway running south-east from Rome to Labici and the country of the *Hernici. Avoiding the Alban hills (see albanus mons), it joined the *via Latina near *Anagnia.

via Latina  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Mar 2016
Via Latina had both an ‘old’ and a ‘new’ route, as curators' inscriptions make clear (ILS1159, 1174, 8980). The older ran south-west from Rome, through the country of the Latins (see latini) and down ... More

via Popillia  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Mar 2016
Via Popillia, highway in northern Italy, linking *Ariminum, *Atria, and *Altinum with *Aquileia, built by P. *Popillius Laenas, consul 132 bce (H. Dessau, ILS 5807). The road from *Capua to *Rhegium ... More

via Postumia  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Mar 2016
Via Postumia, north Italian highway centring on *Cremona, whence it ran in one direction through Placentia and Dertona to *Genua, and in the other through *Bedriacum, *Verona, Vicetia, and Opitergium ... More

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