Named for Gnaeus Egnatius, the Roman proconsul of Macedonia, who ordered its construction.
Via-egnatia Sentence Examples
OCHRIDA (also written Okhrida and Achrida; Turkish Ochri), a city of Albania, European Turkey, in the vilayet of Monastir; on the north-eastern shore of Lake Ochrida, and at the eastern end of the Roman Via Egnatia.
It soon became a place of increasing commercial prosperity, as the most convenient link between Brundusium and northern Greece, and as one of the starting-points of the Via Egnatia.
The Via Egnatia of the Romans (mod.
Two Roman triumphal arches used to span the Via Egnatia.