Appian Way , cross-roads
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by toni-garbasso PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 12:47, 20/09/2010 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Appian Way , cross-roads

The World > Europe > Italy

Tags: landmark, park

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

The Appian Way (Latin and Italian: Via Appia) was one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic. It connected Rome to Brindisi, Apulia, in southeast Italy. Its importance is indicated by its common name, recorded by Statius:

Appia teritur regina longarum viarum

"the Appian way is commonly said to be the queen of the long roads"

The road is named after Appius Claudius Caecus, the Roman censor who began and completed the first section as a military road to the south in 312 BC during the Samnite Wars.

From Wikipedia

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in http://www.360cities.net/en/area/lazio

map

A: Appian Way , Statue

by Toni Garbasso, 430 meters away

The Appian Way (Latin and Italian: Via Appia) was one of the earliest and strategically most importan...

Appian Way , Statue

B: Ippodromo Capannelle

by Toni Garbasso, 850 meters away

Derby d’Alta moda all’Ippodromo delle Capannelle di Roma Creazioni a cura degli studenti dell’Accadem...

Ippodromo Capannelle

C: Ippodromo Capannelle

by Toni Garbasso, 850 meters away

Derby d’Alta moda all’Ippodromo delle Capannelle di Roma Creazioni a cura degli studenti dell’Accadem...

Ippodromo Capannelle

D: Ippodromo Capannelle

by Toni Garbasso, 850 meters away

Derby d’Alta moda all’Ippodromo delle Capannelle di Roma Creazioni a cura degli studenti dell’Accadem...

Ippodromo Capannelle

E: Ippodromo Capannelle

by Toni Garbasso, 850 meters away

Derby d’Alta moda all’Ippodromo delle Capannelle di Roma Creazioni a cura degli studenti dell’Accadem...

Ippodromo Capannelle

F: Ippodromo Capannelle

by Toni Garbasso, 850 meters away

Derby d’Alta moda all’Ippodromo delle Capannelle di Roma Creazioni a cura degli studenti dell’Accadem...

Ippodromo Capannelle

G: Appian Way

by Toni Garbasso, 1.3 km away

The Appian Way (Latin and Italian: Via Appia) was one of the earliest and strategically most importan...

Appian Way

H: Via Appia Antica 2

by Imago Mundi, 1.6 km away

Un tratto della via Appia Antica. La "Regina Viarum" con i suoi monumenti funebri era il principale a...

Via Appia Antica 2

I: Appian Way, ruins

by Toni Garbasso, 1.7 km away

The Appian Way (Latin and Italian: Via Appia) was one of the earliest and strategically most importan...

Appian Way, ruins

J: Via Appia Antica 3

by Imago Mundi, 1.7 km away

Un tratto della via Appia Antica. La "Regina Viarum" con i suoi monumenti funebri era il principale a...

Via Appia Antica 3

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/en/area/lazio, Italy

This is an overview of Italy

The name "Italy" is shrouded in mystery; some etymologists trace it to a Greek word meaning "the land of young cattle."

Italy was fond of Jupiter and Mars from the very start, Jupiter for fatherly good luck and Mars for war!

But it all began with Rome. Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus who were sons of Rhea and Mars.

The twins were abandoned at birth out of a fear that they would grow up and later overthrow Amelius, usurper of their grandfather's rightful throne.

Wrongful mis-doings most foul! Treachery and sabotage!! HOW would these two blessed infants make their way in such a world?

As it turns out, the twins didn't have to make their way very far, because one of them killed the other one and then they weren't twins anymore. But that happens later.

First they got rescued by a she-wolf who suckled them with her milk and raised them as her own until they were discovered by the shepherd Faustulus.

Faustulus fed them meat and bread and also raised them as his own until they were old enough to return to Amelius and hack him up as planned. They reinstated the grandfather Numitor to his rightful throne and went off to celebrate by starting a town of their own.

They chose a hilly area where the mama wolf had saved them from certain death in the barren wilderness and began scouting locations.

Romulus liked one hill. Remus liked another. The circle of crows like Romulus' hill, so Romulus killed Remus and named the town after himself. Thus Rome was born and Italy with it.

Text by Steve Smith.

Share this panorama