Appian Way


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Ap·pi·an Way

 (ăp′ē-ən)
An ancient Roman road between Rome and Capua, begun in ad 312 and later extended to Brindisi, with a total length of more than 565 km (350 mi).

Appian Way

(ˈæpɪən)
n
(Placename) a Roman road in Italy, extending from Rome to Brindisi: begun in 312 bc by Appius Claudius Caecus. Length: about 560 km (350 miles)

Ap′pi•an Way′

(ˈæp i ən)
n.
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.
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Noun1.Appian Way - an ancient Roman road in Italy extending south from Rome to BrindisiAppian Way - an ancient Roman road in Italy extending south from Rome to Brindisi; begun in 312 BC
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Translations

Appian Way

[ˈæpɪənˈweɪ] NVía f Apia

Appian Way

nAppische Straße
References in classic literature ?
The Appian Way is here yet, and looking much as it did, perhaps, when the triumphal processions of the Emperors moved over it in other days bringing fettered princes from the confines of the earth.
The monk said that angels came and liberated Peter from prison by night, and he started away from Rome by the Appian Way.
The road which the carriage now traversed was the ancient Appian Way, and bordered with tombs.