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Via Salaria


Via Salaria

The via Salaria led into the territory of the Sabines, and derived its name from the salt trade. The earliest road, the via salaria vetus, began at the porta Sanqualia and crossed the line of the Aurelian wall at the porta Pinciana, but it seems to have lost its importance and to have been displaced in ordinary use by the via Salaria nove, which began at the porta Collina and, passing through the porta Salaria, joined the old road northeast of the city. The line of the Salaria vetus is marked by the modern via di porta Pinciana, and that of the Salaria nova by the present via di porta Salaria, the pavement of both having been found within and without the city. (Platner)




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