OpenStudy (anonymous):

who created a vast network of roads to link the empire

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

The ancient Roman engineers began their road building network in a serious manner in about 370 BC or even earlier. The result was a vast network of roadways that were built to last and some experts say these roads, at their peak of engineering skill was not matched until the 18th and 19th centuries of Europe. The road net work was a sophisticated one that had rain drainage systems to allow passage in even bad weather. The roads were also constructed, as much as possible, in straight lines rather than going around landscape problems. The Romans either tunneled through mountains or built bridges to span rivers & streams. Estimates on the length of the road network that ran throughout the empire run from 10,000 miles of roads or more. The roads served the military by allowing troops to march on a solid surface to their destinations. The roads enhanced troop movements to battle fronts. The roads also served the private traveler or as passageways of transport for commercial purposes. The roadways helped keep communications between Rome & her provinces in good working order.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (joel_the_boss):

The roman had lots of slaves lol

3 years ago
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