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Egnatian Way
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Latin, Via Egnatia. A major Roman road stretching approximately 450 miles (725 kilometers) from the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula (Dyrrhachium/Epidamnos and Apollonia) in the west to the Hellespont and Byzantium (Constantinople; modern Istanbul) in the east.
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Egnatian Way
Egnatian Way Latin, Via Egnatia. A major Roman road stretching approximately 450 miles (725 kilometers) from the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula (Dyrrhachium/Epidamnos and Apollonia) in the west to the Hellespont and Byzantium (Constantinople; modern Istanbul) in the east.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Egnatian Way
Egnatian WayA road that connected Macedonia’s east and west coasts (Lat. Via Egnatia), built after Macedonia became a Roman province in 146 b.c.e. Troops and merchants traveling from Rome would reach the eastern point of the Appian Way at Brundisium, cross the Adriatic Sea, land at Apollonia or Dyrrhachium
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Egnatian Way
Egnatian Way [ĕg nāˊshĭ ən] (Lat. Via Egnatia). A Roman highway connecting the Adriatic and Aegean Seas, the most important east-west route in the Roman Empire, thus facilitating passage between Rome and Asia Minor. Built after the conquest of Greece in 146 B.C., it stretched from Dyrrhachium (Gk.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Via Egnatia
Via Egnatia vee’uh-eg-nah’teeuh. A major road linking the city of Dyrrhachium, on the W coast of Macedonia, to Byzantium, the easternmost city in Europe. Built c. 130 B.C. and named after the Macedonian proconsul Gnaeus Egnatius, the Egnatian Way passed through some of the cities visited by the apostle
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Durrës
Durrës(Gk. Epidamnos, Dyrrhachion; Lat. Dyrrachium; It. Durrazzo). Largest harbor city in → Albania, founded by Greeks from → Corinth and Kerkyra (Corfu); capital of late Roman → Epiros Nova and the seat of the metropolitan. Levant-bound travelers from Italy (esp. → Brindisi and → Egnazia) sailing east