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  • proper n. A Roman road running across the Balkan peninsula, from Dyrrachium to Byzantium.


Named for Gnaeus Egnatius, the Roman proconsul of Macedonia, who ordered its construction. (Wiktionary)


  • Another project of the Unit is the longer-term Via Egnatia project, which surveys a portion of the Via Egnatia for documentation and preservation.

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  • The Via Egnatia was a Roman military highway that was constructed ca. 130 B.C. to connect Rome with its eastern colonies.

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  • The first part of the Via Egnatia was the wildest and most inhospitable, for the road, unpaved but well surveyed, climbed the highlands of Candavia, tall mountains which probably hadn't changed much since well before the time of Alexander the Great.

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  • There is later material as well, such as an inscribed grave marker of the 4th century A.D., not to mention a Roman roadway that the excavators have suggested is part of the imperial Via Egnatia.

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  • Apollonia The southern terminus of the Via Egnatia on the Adriatic coast of Macedonia.

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  • I know that the tribes to the north of Macedonia are boiling from one end of the Via Egnatia to the other.

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  • Though most men heading for Asia Province sailed, Caesar had decided to go by land, a distance of eight hundred miles along the Via Egnatia from Apollonia in western Macedonia to Callipolis on the Hellespont.

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  • At the end of Quinctilis he transported his hundred thousand men across the Hellespont and began to march along the narrow coastal strip of Thracian Macedonia, using the Roman engineered and built Via Egnatia.

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  • Having elected to sail rather than go overland on the Via Egnatia, the commission arrived at Pergamum in June of the previous year.

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  • And Pontus was going to cross the Hellespont into eastern Macedonia, march down the Via Egnatia into the west.

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