"Even the tombs that line the Appian Way so thickly"

The Appian Way
GNU Free Documentation LicenseThe Appian Way - Credit: Kleuske/Wikimedia Commons
The Appian Way was a long Roman road that stretched from the Forum in Rome all the way down to southeast Italy. Tombs lined the side of the road outside Rome; burial inside the city was forbidden out of concernsĀ of religious pollution.

The Appian Way Shown on Map
Public DomainThe Appian Way Shown on Map - Credit: AlMare/Wikimedia Commons