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Via Salaria
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[German version]

The VS, an important trade route since the early Roman period, obtained its name from its significance to the salt trade between the Sabini lands and Rome (Fest. 436 f.; Plin. HN 31,89; cf. Str. 5,3,1). The via Ostiensis and the via Campana served as a continuation of the VS through Rome to the saltworks at the mouth of the Tiber (Liv. 1,33,9). Initially, VS was presumably the name only of the segment between Rome and Reate. Extended under Augustus [1. no. 2, 8, 46, 48], it led on through Interocrium (modern Antrodoco) and Asculum as far as Castrum Truentinium (Truentum) on t…

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Rathmann, Michael (Bonn), “Via Salaria”, 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 03 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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