Roman roads

roads built in service of the Roman Republic and Empire

Roman roads are roads that the Romans build to make sure that messages and people could move easily round the Empire.[1] The roads were helpful for armies, officials, civilians, messengers, and traders.[2] All the roads put together were more than 40,000 kilometres (25,000 miles) long, and 8,500 kilometres (5,300 mi) of the roads are made of stone.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Forbes, Robert James (1993). Studies in ancient technology, Volume 2. Brill. p. 146. ISBN 978-90-04-00622-5.
  2. Kaszynski, William 2000. The American Highway: the history and culture of roads in the United States. Jefferson N.C.: McFarland. Page 9
  3. Gabriel, Richard A. The Great Armies of Antiquity. Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2002. Page 9.
  4. Michael Grant, History of Rome (New York: Charles Scribner, 1978), 264.