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Appian Way


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Appian Way an ancient Roman road in Italy extending south from Rome to Brindisi; begun in 312 BC
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Traffic engineering was not developed in London, New York or Paris, but rather in ancient Rome. The Romans, of course, were noted road builders. The Appian Way, for example, stretched 350 miles from the Eternal City to Brundisium. In Rome itself there were actually stop signs and even alternate-side-of-the-street parking.
    • 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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In literature:

Now the Appian Way is in length a journey of five days for an unencumbered traveller; for it extends from Rome to Capua.
"Procopius" by Procopius
From the vicinity of Cicero's villa ran north-west the Street of Tombs, bordered with innumerable monuments like the Appian Way outside Rome.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
The tomb of Thessalus on the Appian Way was to be seen in Pliny's time.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
The Appian Way no longer swarmed with the crowd that had trodden it an hour ago.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864" by Various
The remains of the Appian Way are still to be traced for many miles south of Rome.
"Rollo in Rome" by Jacob Abbott
Here the railway, leaving the old route towards the Naples frontier and along the Appian Way, strikes inland among the hills.
"Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo" by W. Cope Devereux
The corpse was carried to Rome in slow procession along the Appian Way.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
The Appian, the Aurelian, the Flaminian, the AEmilian, and the Trajan ways exist even at the present day.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
All the world looked different to Valerian as he walked back along the Appian Way to Rome.
"In God's Garden" by Amy Steedman
In his cool hall with haggard eyes the Roman noble lay; He drove abroad in furious guise along the Appian way.
"The Hearts of Men" by H. Fielding
There rose before him the vision of his little room in the Appian Way in Cambridge.
"Mortmain" by Arthur Cheny Train
You-all follow Mr. Fabian through the safest streets and go out along the Appian Way.
"Polly and Her Friends Abroad" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Appian way, the, 542.
"Man and Nature" by George P. Marsh
And yet it is constructed as solidly as if it were the Appian way leading out of Rome.
"From the Lakes of Killarney to the Golden Horn" by Henry M. Field
From Terracina to Fondi, we followed the old Appian way, a road hedged with flowering myrtles and orange trees laden with fruit.
"Pencillings by the Way" by N. Parker Willis
The monuments along the Appian Way had loomed up mistily as through bridal veils.
"Mortal Coils" by Aldous Huxley
Portions of the road are paved with blocks of stone like the Appian Way.
"From Egypt to Japan" by Henry M. Field
Sometime I hope you will see it all, the old wall with its towers, the Appian Way with its tombs and monuments.
"Irma in Italy" by Helen Leah Reed
An orator in the Roman forum could not have pointed to the tombs of forefathers by the Appian Way.
"Sketches from the Subject and Neighbour Lands of Venice" by Edward A. Freeman

In poetry:

In his cool hall, with haggard eyes,
The Roman noble lay;
He drove abroad, in furious guise,
Along the Appian way.
"The Pagan World" by Matthew Arnold
Dellius, that car which, night and day,
Lightnings and thunders arm and scourge—
Tumultuous down the Appian Way—
Be slow to urge.
"Carmen Circulare" by Rudyard Kipling
Pass by on the Appian Way
The tomb of Cecilia Metella;
Wild shepherds alone seek its shelter,
Wild buffaloes tramp at its base.
Deep is its desolation,
Deep as the shadow of Rome!
"On The Campagna" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
I watch our planet's god decline
Behind the tomb-girt Appian Way;
The old, imperial Palatine
Grows purple 'neath the sun's last ray;
Shades of the Caesars, if ye may,
The mystery of death portray!
"On The Palentine" by John Lawson Stoddard
The autumn sun still bravely streams
Along the tomb-girt Appian Way,
And warms the heart of one who dreams
Of all its splendor on the day
When Scipio triumphed, bringing home
The spoils of Africa to Rome.
"In A Columbarium" by John Lawson Stoddard
He walked in the way of his will–the way of desire,
In the Appian way of his will without ever a bend;
He walked in it long, but it led him at last to the mire,–
But we who are stronger will stand and endure to the end.
"The Way Of The World" by George Frederick Cameron

In news:

A Naked Girl on the Appian Way.
Jill Clayburgh, returning to Broadway for the first time in two decades, stars in Richard Greenberg comedy 'A Naked Girl on the Appian Way.
A Paper Street Films production in association with Kingsgate Films, Appian Way.
The sheriff's office says the incident took place in August off North Appian Way in Evansville.
A Warner Bros release and presentation of an Appian Way production.
Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way banner is developing a Gothic reimagining of "Little Red Riding Hood " with screenwriter David Leslie Johnson.
SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island Department of Health Board of Pharmacy has suspended the license and registration of Millennium Pharmacy, located at 33B Appian Way, Smithfield.
A Sony Pictures Entertainment release of a Columbia Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures presentation in association with Exclusive Media Group and Crystal City Entertainment of a Smokehouse and Appian Way production.
Peckham to tune up tentpole script for Warner Bros, Appian Way.
"Invictus" and "Sherlock Holmes" scribe Tony Peckham is in final negotiations to rewrite "The Twilight Zone " for Warner Bros and Appian Way.