Monday, December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014: Horses in Rome Advent Calenadar

Today if you travel along the Via Appia Antica (The Appian Way) as it leads from Rome you will often see horses.

The Appian Way was one of the earliest and most important roads of Ancient Rome.  The Roman Poet Statius (45-96 AD) wrote:

Appia teritur regina longarum viarum.
"The Appian way is the queen of the long roads."
The road is named after Appius Claudius Caecus, who began and completed the first section of this road in 312 BC.

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