Via Agrippa

Under Via Agrippa, Agrippa Street, is today understood that under Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, the Roman general and son of Augustus as governor of Gaul, there of Lugdunum (Lyon ) from four built military roads. These are according to the ancient geographer Strabo: A [ ... ] to Aquitaine, one of the Rhine and thirdly to the ocean at the Bellovakern and Ambiani [ Amiens ], which is the fourth in narbonitische and the massaliotischen coast [ Marseille ].

Ordinariness of the term

The name Via Agrippa became common only in modern times, but he is above all, even in tourist contributions, for which even today is often still recognizable in the Rhone valley route from Lyon to the Mediterranean coast to Narbonne or Marseille. The second route from Lyon to the Atlantic is often viewed as a continuation of this road. Less known than Agrippa Street is the route to Aquitaine. In recent times, the Bonn archeologist Klaus Grewe the so far only commonly known as Roman Road Trier- Cologne (or vice versa) mentioned section of the second Roman road Strabo as Agrippa Street Cologne -Trier in the literature and in the discussion of the rediscovery of the Roman heritage in our today's cultural landscape introduced. This appears to be particularly happy, as the term is introduced as the Via Appia more for the well-known streets.

Via Agrippa in Beaumont- Monteux ( Drome ) near the Rhône- route

Typical straight-line route in the Eifel

Agrippa road to Aquitaine

The route leads from Lyon via Clermont -Ferrand ( Augustonemetum ), Limoges ( Augustoritum ) to the sea in Saintes ( Mediolanum ) and Bordeaux ( Burtigala ).

Agrippa Road to the Rhine

The road from Lyon switches on the right bank of the Saône and then guides you through Mâcon ( Matisco ), Chalon -sur -Saône ( Cabillonum ), Dijon ( Dibio ), Langres ( Andemantunnum ), Neufchâteau ( Noviomagus ), Toul ( Tullum ) Metz ( Divodurum ) to Trier (Augusta Treverorum ). The bridge over the Moselle was dendrologically dated at about 18/17 BC, confirming the attachment in the second governorship of Agrippa.

The Roman Road Trier- Cologne through the Eifel about Bitburg ( Beda ), Oos ( Ausava ) Juenkerath ( Egorigio ) Marmagen ( Marcomagus ) Zuelpich ( Tolbiacum ) to Cologne ( Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium ). ( to the modern tourist presentation See Article Agrippa Street Cologne - Trier).

Agrippa road to Boulogne -sur -Mer

The road leads from the track to the north until Chalon Autun from above ( Augustodunum ), Auxerre ( Autessiodurum ), Troyes ( Augustobona ), Reims ( Durocortorum ), Amiens ( Samarobriva ) to Boulogne -sur -Mer ( Gesoriacum ).

Agrippa road into Narbonnitische

The connection with the Gallia Narbonensis was from Lyon on the left bank of the Rhone about Vienne ( Vienna ), Valence ( Valentia), Orange ( Arausio ) to Arles ( Arelate ), the intersection with the Via Aurelia.