Duck Duck Book

17 – roads of the romans
05.3.2005, 12:01 am
Filed under: history & geography

The roads of the Romans / Romolo Augusto Staccioli.
Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, c2003.
[MCL call number: 937 S775r 2003; two copies, no holds]

This is a small history of Roman roads, beginning with roads the ancient Romans built in their home city, with each succeeding chapter discussing roadwork further away from the capital — first roads outside the city, then consular roads, then roads to distant parts of the empire.  To be perfectly honest, I didn’t really read the book; I just looked at the plentiful color pictures.  They’re nice.  If you’re interested in the subject, take a look.  As far as I can tell, it’s one of the few books devoted to Roman roads.


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