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Appian Way

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The Appian Way (Latin and Italian: Via Appia) is one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic. It connected Rome to Brindisi, in southeast Italy.[1] Its importance is indicated by its common name, recorded by Statius,[2][3] of Appia longarum... regina viarum ("the Appian Way, the queen of the long roads").

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Appian Way
Via Appia
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LocationRoman Forum, Rome to Brindisi
Coordinates41°50′29″N 12°31′57″E
TypeRoman road
BuilderAppius Claudius Caecus, addition by Trajan (Via Appia Traiana)
Founded312–264 BC
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The road is named after Appius Claudius Caecus,[4] the Roman censor who began and completed the first section as a military road to the south in 312 BC[5] during the Samnite Wars.