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Roads and Bridges

Laurence, Ray (2013) Roads and Bridges. In: DeRose Evans, Jane, ed. A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republic. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, pp. 296-308. ISBN 978-1-4051-9966-7. (doi:10.1002/9781118557129.ch19) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The roads of Rome with their paved surfaces that have been excavated and preserved are rather later than the surfaces of roads utilized in the Republic. The precise chronology of road construction has for the most part to be determined from literary sources and, where they survive, milestones dating from the time of construction. Bridges are a little easier, but often there is a reliance on stylistic dating to identify a bridge as Republican; for instance, the Ponte di Nona is logically dated either to the second century or to the Sullan period. The Via Appia and Via Flaminia were seen as key routes for the development of long-distance transportation and the integration of new agricultural resources with the city of Rome.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/9781118557129.ch19
Uncontrolled keywords: archaeology; bridges; roads; Rome Republic; Via Appia; Via Flaminia
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Depositing User: Fiona Godfrey
Date Deposited: 07 May 2013 09:06 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33803 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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