Ancient roman roads are well known to almost everyone living in what was once the Roman empire. To start to get an idea of just how extensive the network really was, have a look at this map of ancient roman roads.
Modern roads often follow the course of the ancient roman roads and in some cases you can even see the roman paving stones jutting out beneath the modern tarmac: Even at the empire's furthest reaches, in England, you will often have a street or road actually called the "Old Roman Road" - and it is usually quite straight!
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