Talk:Via Aquitania

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The clear sections divide the content into easily digestible pieces. Great job portraying the significance of Via Aquitania by explaining the characteristics of the cities it connected. You might want to mention the physical length of the road or include a map indicating where Via Aquitania is located. Also, it is a bit unclear from the context if Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, who you noted as the builder of Via Domitia, is also responsible for constructing Via Aquitania.

-Chris Chang


Don't delete. I am going to make a proper stub. Academic Challenger 23:40, 10 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Overall, well written article. The sections make it easy to read. In terms of critique, you may want to mention in the introduction paragraph that Narbonne is in Gual, or that the Via Aquitania was "a Roman road created in Gual in 118 BC" or something to that effect. In the sentence "During the Pax Augustus, traveling became safer" in the Route section, I think you meant the "Pax Romana." Similar to the previous critique, you might one to clarify if Gn. Dom. Ahenobarbus is the builder of the Via Aquitania. Otherwise, good article.

-Joe Eckart

I like the way you organized your article in three different sections. You did well on describing the role of the Via Aquitania in relation to the neighboring cities. In the very first section of your article, you might want to briefly specify the proximity of regions such as Narbonne, Toulouse, and Bordeaux to Rome, which many readers feel familiar with. In the Founding section, readers may get mixed up as to whether the Via Aquitania was also built by Ahenobarbus, as it only indicates that the Via Aquitania is a branch of Via Domitia. This would make it sound clearer to readers. For the last section, you may want to specify the term “Pax Augustus,” as it doesn’t seem to have a link to a relevant article in Wikipedia.

- Taeyoung Kim