Flashcards in Roads Deck (12):
Where was the Golden Milestone set up?
By Augustus in the Forum
Who oversaw the Appian Way?
Appius Claudius in 312 BC
What did the Appian Way connect?
Rome with Capua
On marshy ground, what was the road laid on?
How was the route of the road marked?
By parallel ditches 15 to 20 feet apart
Sand and lime (first layer)
A layer of flagstones (second)
Like and gravel concrete (third)
Final pavement made of polygonal blocks of flint or basalt
Summum dorsum or summa crusta
Why was the center of the road made higher?