Definition of Appius
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LNS
Appius, Appia, Appium
Appius
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. Appian
  2. the Appian Way, a well-known high - road, begun by the censor Appius Claudius Caecus
  3. the aqueduct which this same Appius constructed
  4. a small market-town in Latium, founded by the same Appius, on the left side of the Via Appia, in the midst of the Pontine Marshes, Foro Appio
Abbreviations
Appius, ii, m., and Appia, ae, f. (abbrev. App.). A Roman praenomen, esp. of persons of the gens Claudia; hence, Appius, a, um, adj., Appian. Appia via, the Appian Way, a well-known high - road, begun by the censor Appius Claudius Caecus (about 442 A. U. C.), which began in Rome at the Porta Capena, and passed in a direct line to the Albanian Mountains, and thence through the Pontine Marshes to Capua; later it was continued to Brundisium, perh. by Trajan (the stones were large polygons of basaltic lava; parts here and there are yet in existence), Cic. Imp. Pomp. 18, 55; id. Mil. 6, 15; id. ad Q. Fr. 1, 1, 6; id. Phil. 7, 1, 1; Liv. 9, 29, 6; Front. Aquaed. 5; Inscr. Orell. 131; cf. Mull. Roms Camp. 2, 230.

—Called also Appī via, Hor. Ep. 1, 6, 26; and simply Appia, id. Epod. 4, 14, al.; Cic. Att. 2, 12.

— Appia aqua, the aqueduct which this same Appius constructed; Front. Aquaed. 5; cf. Liv. 9, 29.

— Appii Forum, a small market-town in Latium, founded by the same Appius, on the left side of the Via Appia, in the midst of the Pontine Marshes, now Foro Appio, Hor. S. 1, 5, 3; Vulg. Act. 28, 15; cf. Mann. Ital. I. 637 and 638.
 
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