TRAVEL WRITING. "Layer upon layer, Italy's storied past unfolds in Robert Kaster's captivating journey along the venerable Queen of Roads. I cannot imagine a more perfect guide to such a rich trove of ancient and modern memories. Illuminating, erudite, entertaining, and evocative."- Adrienne Mayor, author of The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome''s Deadliest Enemy. "How many Great Pyramids match the earth moved to make the greatest Roman road? Many more than you think-until you have read Robert Kaster's The Appian Way: Ghost Road, Queen of Roads, a work of erudite classical commentary as well as excellent advice for travelers today. "- Peter Stothard, author of The Spartacus Road, A Journey through Ancient Italy.