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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 43 43 Browse Search
Polybius, Histories 4 4 Browse Search
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome 3 3 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 1 1 Browse Search
J. B. Greenough, G. L. Kittredge, Select Orations of Cicero , Allen and Greenough's Edition. 1 1 Browse Search
Titus Livius (Livy), Ab Urbe Condita, books 43-45 (ed. Alfred C. Schlesinger, Ph.D.) 1 1 Browse Search
Pliny the Elder, The Natural History (ed. John Bostock, M.D., F.R.S., H.T. Riley, Esq., B.A.) 1 1 Browse Search
Boethius, Consolatio Philosophiae 1 1 Browse Search
Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.) 1 1 Browse Search
M. Tullius Cicero, De Officiis: index (ed. Walter Miller) 1 1 Browse Search
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the Carthaginians had the first paved streets, and that their example was soon copied by the Romans. Appius Claudius, the censor, constructed (312 B. C.) the road named after him, the Appian Way, which was, on account of its excellence, called the queen of roads. This was about ten years after the death of Alexander the Great. The time, however, when the streets of Rome were first paved cannot be determined with certainty. We are informed by Livy, that in the year of the city 584 (about 170 B. C.), the censors caused the streets to be paved from the ox-market to the temple of Venus. The extravagant Heliogabalus caused the streets around the palace or on the Palatine Mount to be paved with foreign marble. Streets paved with lava, having deep ruts worn by the wheels of carriages, and raised banks on each side for foot-passengers, are found at Pompeii and Herculaneum. Roman country roads were 8 feet wide on the straight lines, 15 feet at angles. Cattle might be driven on each