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Via Egnatia
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(ἡ Ἐγνατία ὁδός/hē Egnatía hodós). Via publica ( Viae publicae ; AE 1973, 492; 1992, 1532) established by Cn. Egnatius [I 2] in c. 143 BC (MRR 3,84 f.). With Dyrrhachium and Apollonia [1], the VE had two starting points on the Adriatic and led through Heraclea [2], Thessalonica [1] and Amphipolis to Cypsela on the Hebrus (Str. 7,7,4 refers to Polybius; variant in Str. 7a,1,10). No later than towards the end of the Republic, the name was extended to the stretch to Byzantium (Cic. Prov. cons. 4; It. Ant. 317,…

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Rathmann, Michael (Bonn), “Via Egnatia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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