A fascinating new series on Radio 4 in which Bettany investigates the story of the Roman road that connected east to west and that ran from Italy to Istanbul – the Via Egnatia.
Built as a means of military control this quickly became a vital artery spanning the Ancient, Byzantine,…
Read More. Radio 4 December 4th, 2015. Bettany Hughes follows the ancient Roman road to Istanbul. Tracing its route through Albania, Macedonia and Greece, she explores how the Egnatian Way helped to shape Europe and the Middle East.