Топик Roman Transport.
The Romans are famous for the network of roads they built across the Empire. Roman legionaries built them so the Roman army could march from one part of the empire to another quickly. Rich people travelled by horse or on long journeys by covered wagon. Sometimes they were carried in litters (seats between two long poles).
Travel by water was also important to the Romans. They built large merchant ships called cortia, which could carry up to 1,000 tons of cargo.
Roman ships had a single main mast, which carried a rectangular sail, although some ships also had small sails at the bow and stern. Roman ships did not have rudders. Instead they were steered by oars. The Romans also built lighthouses to aid shipping.
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