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One of the first and most important roads laid during the Roman Republic; connected Rome to Brindisi in the south. The road takes its name from the censor Appius Claudius Caecus, who began construction during the Second Samnite War.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Appian Way (Place)
APPIAN WAY (PLACE). Roman road connecting Rome, Capua on the Bay of Naples, and Brundisium on the Adriatic. It was constructed under the Roman censor Appius Claudius Caecus in 312 b.c.Until the harbor of Ostia was developed by the emperors Claudius and Trajan, Puteoli, on the Bay of Naples, served as
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
APPIAN WAY Main highway from Rome southward to the heel of the Italian peninsula. Originally the Appian Way terminated at Capua, but later it was extended to Brundisium, about 350 miles (560 kilometers) from Rome. It received its name from Appius Claudius Caecus, the Roman censor who began its construction
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Appian (ap´ee-uhn) Way, one of the main roads leading in and out of ancient Rome. One branch, the Via Domitiana, led through Cumae to Puteoli, which lay just west of modern Naples. Puteoli was the great port for trade with the east during the first century. The Egyptian grain fleet put in there. It declined
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Appian Way (Lat. Via Appia)The second oldest Roman highway, begun by Appius Claudius in 312 b.c. and eventually stretching 579 km. (360 mi.) from Rome to Brundisium (modern Brindisi) on the Adriatic coast. With an average width of 5.5 m. (18 ft.), there was space for two wagons to pass. It was the prime
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Appian Way [ăpˊĭ ən] (Lat. Via Appia). The second-oldest Roman highway, named after its builder Appius Claudius (312 B.C.). When first constructed it covered the 221 km. (132 mi.) between Rome and Capua; the road was later extended (ca. 250) to the port of Brundisium on the Adriatic Sea, at
Catholic Bible Dictionary
APPIAN WAY The Via Appia, one of the most famous of the major roads in the Roman Empire, stretching across southern Italy, from Rome to Brundisium on the Adriatic Coast. The road was constructed in 312 b.c. by Appius Claudius Caecus; it originally connected Rome to Capua but was later extended and by
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Appian Way (Lat. Via Appia). The famous road constructed by the censor Appius Claudius Caecus in 312 bc from Rome to the S. of Italy. It was orig. carried as far as Capua, but later taken through to Brindisi. After disembarking at Puteoli, St *Paul travelled on the Appian Way on his first journey
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Appian WayAppian Way, (apʹee-uhn) one of the main roads out of ancient Rome. One branch, the Via Domitiana, led through Cumae to Puteoli, which lay just west of modern Naples. Puteoli was the great port for trade with the east during the first century. The Egyptian grain fleet put in there. It declined
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
APPIAN WAY [AP pih un] — an ancient Roman road built by Appius Claudius. It ran from Rome to Brundisium on the Adriatic Sea. Paul traveled this road from near the city of Puteoli to Rome, where he was imprisoned (Acts 28:13–16).Photo by Howard VosA section of the Appian Way, a road built by the Romans,
Appian WayThe first and most famous of the ancient Roman roads was the Appian Way, or Via Appia (in Latin). It ran from Rome to Campania and southern Italy. Like other major Roman roads, the Appian Way was built for military purposes. It also became very important as the main highway for transporting
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Ap′pian Way. The oldest and best of all the Roman roads, leading from the Porta Cape′na of Rome to Cap′ua. This “queen of roads” was commenced by Appius Claudins, the decemvir, b.c. 313.