National Geographic : 1935 Dec
12 13 14 15 q|^ -Terni Z Viterbo - Pescara Oivita C - P re Aquila Monte Soratte Qas Chieti (Soract 26.es'e ao ABR U Z Z O a2 ,axa Roma(Rome) - Tivoli b f G T1$ A F erentino MOLISEo * _ " rp *Campobasso Pontin ,e ForoAppio 'ct ,rshzcs 1 Fondi 16 812 1620 Geney Tries. 0100 200oo l*Venice STATUTE MILES Mi nBelgrade Isole di Genoa .YUGOSLA Pelagosa Ni * Saevo Corsica oI *T E 1 Isoledi .Fr.. Y Tremiti ome' S--Bari ~ - \Naples Brindisi Sard I S. Severe A o A ... aly) ... l P 'Foggia esunls 4(ItaY) Cerignola. .. ARI -'¢Sti I^ .Ruvo* Venosa Monooli - (Venusia) Altamura Martina* Potenz Be oFranca Bindisi a Taranto S c 4Lecce Agra GfoLToL7- Drawn by Newman Bumstead and Ralph E.McAleer IT TOOK HORACE 15 DAYS TO JOURNEY FROM ROME TO BRINDISI! By airline, the cities lie scarcely 300 miles apart. The poet and his party left the capital city along the AppianWay. Before going far, they came tothePontine Marshes, which they started to cross by night in a canal boat pulled by a mule. Gnats and frogs "drove off sleep,"while theboatman, "soaked insour wine," sang of the girl he left behind. Leaving Anxur (Terracina), the travelers went inland to Capua and across the Apennines. From the hillcountry ofVenosa, birthplace ofthe poet, they made their way to Brindisi, on the eastern coast, "the end of a long story and a long journey" (see text, page 786).