HH: Let’s say the Romans laid it right. Roads were vital to the Roman Empire for trade and mostly for moving their armies quickly.
Appia teritur regina longarum viarum
"The Appian way is the queen of the long roads"
The Appian Way (Latin and Italian: Via Appia) was one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic. It connected Rome to Brindisi, Apulia, in southeast Italy.
This is THE road. Much of it still exists today. If you know your Roman history (or watch the Starz tv show) - this is the road on which Spartacus was crucified - after his revolt, in 71 BC, 6,000 were crucified along the 200-kilometer Via Appia from Rome to Capua.