[UCP Books]: The Appian Way: Ghost Road, Queen of Roads

“Kaster’s enthusiasm for the road and the people (past and present) who populate it is contagious.”



Ghost Road, Queen of Roads

Robert A. Kaster


Publication Date: May 20, 2014 978-0-226-14299-9
International publication date: May 20, 2014 $15.00/£10.50 



Part travel guide, part historical reflection, all good company for real or armchair traveling, The Appian Way takes readers through the past and present of one of the world’s most storied and historical roads. Robert Kaster wanders the length of the Way, bringing to life the stories of is past glories and discovering the hidden surprises of today.


“Layer upon layer, Italy’s storied past unfolds in Robert Kaster’s captivating journey along the venerable Queen of Roads. I cannot imagine a more perfect guide to such a rich trove of ancient and modern memories. Illuminating, erudite, entertaining, and evocative.”
Adrienne Mayor, author of The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy


“How many Great Pyramids match the amount of earth moved to make the greatest Roman road? More than you think—until you have read Robert Kaster’s The Appian Way: Ghost Road, Queen of Roads, a work of erudite classical commentary as well as excellent advice for travelers today. “
Peter Stothard, author of On the Spartacus Road: A Journey through Ancient Italy


Robert A. Kaster is professor of Classics and the Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin at Princeton University.


Please contact Levi Stahl at (773) 702-0289 or lstahl@press.uchicago.edu for more information.




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