Appius Claudius Caecus and the Via Appia

  title={Appius Claudius Caecus and the Via Appia},
  author={Bruce Macbain},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  pages={356 - 372}
  • B. Macbain
  • Published 1 December 1980
  • Philosophy, History
  • The Classical Quarterly
The purpose of this paper is to reconsider the principal lines of approach which have been taken to the career of Appius Claudius Caecus in the hope of formulating a view of the censor which is neither over-dramatized nor, on the other hand, so muted as to deny recognition to those aspects of his political behaviou which so greatly exercised his contemporaries. In so doing, I will argue that previous studies of Appius' career have sought in the wrong places for an explanation of the political… 

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