Possibly one of the most popular expressions and which is also shared in several languages is "All roads lead to Rome". It has its versions in Italian, English, German or French, but in all of them it is shown with the same meaning as in Spanish: "Demonstrate that there are many ways to reach the same goal".
According to different studies, the origin of the phrase is in the Milliarium Aureum. This monument of the Ancient Roman Forum, built in 20 B.C. by Emperor Augustus, it marked the starting point of all Roman roads. Thus highlighted the position of the Roman capital, at that time the center of the world under the order of the Roman Empire.
At present, many roads in Europe still use the layout of those ancient roads that linked the different points of the Eoman Empire with its capital.
It is estimated that the Roman Empire had more than 400 routes to communicate Rome with all its provinces with an extension close to 70,000 square kilometers. In fact, the Roman roads spread as much across Europe as Egypt or Türkiye.
Below we also highlight some phrases and sayings also related to the city of Rome:
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