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Stridon bishopric seat of Roman province Dalmatia, in today Bosnia, on map of Roman Empire about 395 from "Historical Atlas" (1911) by William R. Shepherd

Stridon (Latin: Strido Dalmatiae) was a town in the Roman province of Dalmatia. The town is located near modern Ljubljana[1] but the exact location is unknown. The town is especially known as the birthplace of Saint Jerome. From Stridon also came Domnus of Stridon, a bishop who took part in the First Council of Nicaea, and priest Lupicinus of Stridon. In 379 the town was destroyed by the Goths. Jerome wrote about it in his work De viris illustribus:[2] "Hieronymus patre Eusebio natus, oppido Stridonis, quod a Gothis eversum, Dalmatiae quondam Pannoniaeque confinium fuit...".

It is possible Stridon was located either in today's Croatian or Slovenian territory. Possible locations are: Sdrin, Štrigova, Zrenj (Croatia), Starod (Slovenia), Zrin and many others in both countries.[3][4][5]

However, according to others, like Frane Bulić and his work "Stridon (Grahovopolje u Bosni) rodno mjesto Svetoga Jeronima: rasprava povjesno-geografska" (1920), and geographical map of the Roman Empire in 395 CE from "Historical Atlas" (1911) by William R. Shepherd, Stridon, which was a seat of bishopric, is placed in today Bosnia, in Grahovo polje, near town of Tuzla[6][7]


  1. ^ "Decorative Arts: Renaissance - Saint Jerome and the Lion". 2010. Retrieved February 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ Jerome, De viris illustribus, ch. 135.
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  4. ^ Josip Florschütz (October 1902). "Stridon i Zrin" [Stridon and Zrin] (PDF). Vjesnik Arheološkog muzeja u Zagrebu (in Croatian) 6 (1): 87–98. ISSN 0350-7165. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Antun Mayer (January 1942). "Stridon" [Stridon] (PDF). Vjesnik Arheološkog muzeja u Zagrebu (in Croatian). 22-23 (1): 175–185. ISSN 0350-7165. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Bulić Frane (1920). "Stridon (Grahovopolje u Bosni) rodno mjesto Svetoga Jeronima : rasprava povjesno-geografska". Vjesnika za arheologiju i historiju Dalmatinsku, v. 43 (in Bosnian/Croatian). Zemaljska štamparija - Sarajevo. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  7. ^ William R. Shepherd (1911). "Historical Atlas". New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1911 (in Eng). Perry-Castañeda Library of the University of Texas. p. [p.42–43]. Archived from the original on -. Retrieved 30 October 2013.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)