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Bassania was an ancient Illyrian city whose inhabitants may have been hellenised.[1] It was very close to the ancient Greek colony of Lissus, in modern Albania.

Distribution of cities in antiquity in the border of southern Illyria with Greeks and Thracians

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  1. ^ 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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