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ASIBY EXPLAINS ROME'S CULTURE
.~N ERM OFHERROAD- SYSTEMS

THE, MICHIGAN DAILY

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TIa-IP a MICIl1A3-'I:flANd AT! P -CniI 1efCnimm

L~stt e rI 'rvYatIk oUIIla1c01 AntIUi rof land travel, he said that it was cu
Slito sValt~ ie fRoads As Factors !tomary to make the journey frc
41 In Cen tralizatio* I Spain to Italy by land rather than s
- because of the facility and relati
TELL~S HISTORY OF ROADS itease with which the journey could
made.
Taking as the subjtect oif lis second The diimiulties of the work to whi,
lecturo on the archaeology of ancient 1he was ])ut in lily research, Dr. Ashl
Rorne the topic "Roman Roads, the demonstrated by meanos of sever
Arteries of the Empire," Dr. Thomas slides showing how the old paveme
Ashby of the British School of Arch-waofe1)reunrfld (
aeology spoke yesterday in Angell I mesariy often ripped u p lod aec
hal. made into wall$ and, fences in the iri
In his opening statement, Dr. Ashby 1medilate neighborhood. In the vc
said thjat "the whole of the good gov-( canic regions of Italy the work wei
erment, the maintenance of ,law and on best, he said because the nature
justice throughout the Empire rested the soil did nothing toward obscurir
entirely upon this magnificent system the remains. In some other section
of roads and communication." How however, he said that the' work w,
the roads were virtually the arteries carried oni with extreme difficulty.7
through~ which the life blood of the concluding, Dr. Ashby stressed tl
centrali~zed Roman, state flowed, he more or, less spiritual developine.
wenton to prove in his description rof which came about as a direct result
the ancient Rom~an' highways, in' thei the methods prevalent ini coTmnnic,
viciniy of central Italy.I tion between Rome and her couxponet
As to the origin of the system, Dr. parts, and that the high degree of Rt
Ashby, pointed out that it was prac- man civilization would have been in
tically certain that they were first de- j possible had it not been for the hig
velop94d as an aid to the military or-' degree of centralization effects
ganization. In a great many cases! through the completeness, of the ron
they wsre the means of bringing out- building organization and policy."
lying 'districts of Italy under direct--- -
control by connecting up the military MADRID.-The Duke .of Blavon,
settle~ents and colonies on the bor- former governor of Barcelona, is dea,
(lers of Roman authority. l He had no heirs.
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