Related Content

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • History
  • Early history (500 CE to 1500)


Show Summary Details


via Egnatia

Quick Reference

Roman road built c.130 bc from the Adriatic coast to Byzantium; named after the proconsul in Macedonia Gnaeus Egnatius, the via Egnatia was the main route from Rome to the east. Two branches of the road, starting respectively from Dyrrhachium and Apollonia, united in the Skumbi valley, crossed the Balkan range by Lake Lychnidus, and descended to Thessalonica by way of Pella, whence it followed the Thracian coast to Byzantium.

Reference entries