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Lopsi is the name of a Liburnian[1][2] tribe inhabiting the mountains along the eastern coast of the Adriatic before and during the Roman Empire, specifically present-day Velebit.[3] The tribe was mentioned by Pliny the Elder in his Naturalis Historia,[4] and it borrowed its name to one of the Roman cities on the coast, Lopsica (present day Sveti Juraj in Croatia). The name has survived to present day as a place name, as well as the family surname Lopac.


  1. ^ Wilkes, J. J. The Illyrians, 1992,ISBN 0-631-19807-5,page 95
  2. ^ The Cambridge Ancient History by Alan K. Bowman,ISBN-0521264308,page 575
  3. ^ Naturalis Historia. 
  4. ^ "PLINII NATVRALIS HISTORIAE LIBER III". Retrieved 2008-07-16. 

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