Roman roads

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Roman roads are roads that the Romans build to make sure that messages and people could move easily round the Empire.[1] The roads were helpful for armies, officials, civilians, messengers, and traders.[2] All the roads put together were more than 40,000 kilometres (25,000 miles) long, and 8,500 kilometres (5,300 mi) of the roads are made of stone.[3][4]

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  1. Forbes, Robert James (1993). Studies in ancient technology, Volume 2. Brill. p. 146. ISBN 978-90-04-00622-5.
  2. Kaszynski, William 2000. The American Highway: the history and culture of roads in the United States. Jefferson N.C.: McFarland. Page 9
  3. Gabriel, Richard A. The Great Armies of Antiquity. Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2002. Page 9.
  4. Michael Grant, History of Rome (New York: Charles Scribner, 1978), 264.