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Northern Environs

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780520079601
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520935099 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0016
Northern Environs

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Via Salaria was the oldest road leading out of Rome, proceeding northeast. Via Nomentana, terminating at Nomentum, is a more recent road, though its origins are nonetheless archaic. Via Flamiana was built by C. Flaminius and was intended to connect Rome with the Adriatic Sea and with the Ager Gallicus. The first stretch of the Cassia was named Via Clodia, and was probably built to connect Rome with the colonies of Nepi and Sutri. Via Cassia was probably laid out by C. Cassius Longinus, the censor of 156 bc, in order to reach central Etruria.

Keywords: Via Salaria; Via Nomentana; Nomentum; Via Flamiana; C. Flaminius; Adriatic Sea; Ager Gallicus; Via Cassia; C. Cassius Longinus; Etruria

Chapter.  3484 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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