Bassania was an ancient Illyrian city whose inhabitants may have been hellenised. It was very close to Lissus, a Greek colony.
Distribution of cities in antiquity in the border of southern Illyria with Greeks and Thracians
See also 
- ^ Wilkes, J. J. The Illyrians, 1992, ISBN 0-631-19807-5, page 174 "... 174 Greek lllvrians Bassania, a town under Roman control. Anicius was based at Apollonia where, in addition to Roman forces, there were 2000 infantry ..."
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