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a.1.Of or pertaining to Appius.
Appian Way
the great paved highway from ancient Rome trough Capua to Brundisium, now Brindisi, constructed partly by Appius Claudius, about 312 b. c.
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Gowing has now taken such warnings and made them the basis of a new study comparing the narratives of Cassius Dio and Appian of Alexandria covering the period from the murder of Julius Caesar to the destruction of the "Second" Triumvirate and the emergence of Octavian and Antony as sole arbiters of the Roman world, 44-36/35 B.
In contrast to the formidable, pessimistic Dio, Appian of Alexandria remains - despite Gowing's best efforts - a rather cloudy figure.