英文諺語 All roads lead to Rome
All roads lead to Rome 條條大道通羅馬；殊途同歸
There are many different routes to the same goal.
The phrase, “All roads lead to Rome,” is one of the most popular phrases in the English language. Little do people realize that the phrase is actually based on historical fact. These people do not realize the fact that all roads, at one time, did lead to Rome.
During the days of the Roman Empire, everyone was to know that Rome was the center of all life. Every road in the Roman Empire either led directly to Rome, or linked to one of the major roads that did lead directly to Rome.
Not only did this fact help to point out the importance of the main city to the Roman Empire, it also improved trade. One of the reasons that the Roman Empire worked so efficiently for such a long time was because travel was easy since, “All road lead to Rome.” Trade routes could move more efficiently, and troops could be moved more effectively.
In modern society, one might notice that most of the major cities in the world are designed in a similar fashion to ancient Rome. Roads are interconnected and appear to resonate from some kind of central location. Again, this is to display the importance of the centralized location, and to improve travel between that spot and the environs.