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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 244 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VIA PRAENESTINA, an ancient road of Italy, leading from Rome E. by S. to Praeneste, a distance of 23 m., Gabii being situated almost exactly half-way. At the ninth mile the road crosses a ravine by the well-preserved and lofty Ponte di Nona, with seven arches, the finest ancient bridge in the neighbourhood of Rome. The line of the road is, considering the - difficulty of the country beyond Gabii, very straight. In the stretch beyond Gabii it is only used as a track, and well preserved. Half-way between Gabii and Praeneste is the well-preserved single-arched bridge, known as Ponte Amato. See T. Ashby in Papers of the British School at Rome, i. 149 sqq. (T. As.)
PRAENESTE (mod. Palestrina)
PRAETOR (Lat. prae-itor, " he who goes before," "a ...

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