Via Egnatia in Philippi

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Carole Raddato
published on 20 September 2014
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A stretch of the Via Egnatia in Philippi (Greece). The Via Egnatia crossed the Roman provinces of Illyricum, Macedonia, and Thrace, running through territory that is now part of modern Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, Greece, and European Turkey. It was built by a Roman senator Gnaeus Egnatius, who served as praetor with the powers of proconsul in the newly conquered province of Macedonia in the late 140s BCE.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2014, September 20). Via Egnatia in Philippi. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Raddato, Carole. "Via Egnatia in Philippi." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 20, 2014.

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Raddato, Carole. "Via Egnatia in Philippi." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 Sep 2014. Web. 12 Jul 2024.