*Includes pictures.*Includes ancient accounts of the Appian Way's history and construction. *Explains the Appian Way's role during the Second Punic War and Spartacus' rebellion. *Includes a bibliography for further reading.*Includes a table of contents. “Appia teritur regina longarum viarum” ("The Appian Way is the queen of the long roads") - StatiusThe modern world has the ancient Romans to thank for the origins of many modern technologies, conveniences, and ideas such as running water, baths, and republican style government, but roads are another influence the Romans have had on the modern world that are often taken for granted. Although Roman roads may not have attained the glamorous status of other inventions, their influence is just as profound; roads provide essential communication and transport lines for any country – they are the veins and arteries that move the life-blood ...