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Flashcards in Roads Deck (12):
1

Milestones

Milliaria

2

Where was the Golden Milestone set up?

By Augustus in the Forum

3

Who oversaw the Appian Way?

Appius Claudius in 312 BC

4

What did the Appian Way connect?

Rome with Capua

5

On marshy ground, what was the road laid on?

Rafts

6

How was the route of the road marked?

By parallel ditches 15 to 20 feet apart

7

Sand and lime (first layer)

Pavimentum

8

A layer of flagstones (second)

Statumen

9

Like and gravel concrete (third)

Rudus

10

Final pavement made of polygonal blocks of flint or basalt

Summum dorsum or summa crusta

11

Why was the center of the road made higher?

For drainage

12

What was the depth of the strata?

5 to 10 feet