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date: 15 November 2019

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Due to the size of the Roman Empire, communication routes, whether by land or water, were crucial to its functioning. The road system was a characteristic feature of Roman imperial rule and symbolized Roman power in a ubiquitous and visible way. Inscriptions are fundamental for understanding certain key aspects of transport and communication: roads and road building, milestones, the development and regulations of the cursus publicus, communication practices, and mobility and connectivity in the Roman empire .

Keywords: inscriptions, milestones, miliaria, communications, roads, road-building, bridges, cursus publicus, travel, geographical mobility, connectivity, Italy, Roman provinces

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