APPIANUS, afi-fl-d-nus, an historian of Alexandria, A.D. r23: portions of his Roman history are extant.
APPit FORUM, far'-um, a village on the Appia Via, 43 miles S.E. of Rome. APPIUS, I. The prmnomen of an illustrious Roman family. 2. CLAUDIUS, dal, ett-us, a famous decemvir, who forcibly con tinued to hold office, and whose attempt to seize Virginia was the cause of the fall of the Decemvirt (q.v.), 45013.C. 3. CLAUDIUS C.ECUS, cd-cus, censor 302 B.C., built the Appia Via and many aqueducts. When Pyrrhus de manded peace of the Senate for the Tarentines, whom he had come to assist,the aged Appius was carried to the fft nate-house to dissuade them from granting it. 4. A Roman, proscribed by the tnumvirs, and alone saved when the vessel containing all his wealth was lost crossing to Sicily. 5. CLAUDIUS CASSIUS, cas'-si-us, con sul with Sp. Naut. Rutilius, conquered the Celtiberians, and was defeated by King Per seus, of Macedonia. 6. CLAUDIUS PULCHER,
fiur-cher, grandson of (3), consul temp. Sulla, retired from public life to enjoy the pleasures of private state. 7. CLAUSUS, clad-sus, a Sabine general, seceded to Rome from ill treatment by his country, and was made a senator, 504 B.C. 8. HERDONIUS, us, seized the Capitol, 462 B.C., but was soon overthrown. 9. CLAUDIUS LENTULUS, ied tzi-lus, a consul with M. Perpenna. to. A dictator who conquered the Hernici.—The name was common to many Roman officers. APRIES, at'-rt-es, and APRIUS, a"-ri-us, a king of Egypt, 595-57o n.c., supposed to be the Pharaoh Hofihra of Scripture, took Sidon, and was eventually conquered and strangled by Amasis.
Arson, a river of Elyria, between Dyrrhachium and Apollonia.