Thermidava

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Thermidava
Thermidava is located in Albania
Thermidava
Shown within Albania
Location Scodra ?, Albania
Coordinates 42°04′N 19°31′E / 42.06°N 19.51°E / 42.06; 19.51Coordinates: 42°04′N 19°31′E / 42.06°N 19.51°E / 42.06; 19.51

Thermidava was an ancient Dacian[1] town in Illyria mentioned by Ptolemy[2] (90-168, C.E.) as an inland town of Dalmatia. It could be located near modern Scodra[3]

Roman Emperor Trajan marched with his troops for Naissus and crossed Thermidava prior to the Roman-Dacian Wars. In the town he was greeted by Dacians.[1] The next town he passed was Ulpiana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Five Roman emperors: Vespasian, Titus, Domitian, Nerva, Trajan, A.D. 69-117 - by Bernard William Henderson - 1969, page 278,"At Thermidava he was warmly greeted by folk quite obviously Dacians"
  2. ^ The Geography by Ptolemy, Edward Luther Stevenson,1991,page 36
  3. ^ Ethnic continuity in the Carpatho-Danubian area by Elemér Illyés,1988,ISBN 0880331461,page 223

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