Ancient Illyrians

ILLYRIANS Indo-European tribes, who had already been settled in the west part of the Balkan Peninsula at the end of the 2nd millennium BC. The border areas with the Thracians were not exactly defined, but as a whole it is clear that the word includes the mixed ethnocultural community along the Axios (Vardar) river valley. […]

Ancient Illyria

ILLYRIA (ILLIRICUM) A region in the northwestern part of the Balkan Peninsula, where in 27 BC, Augustus (known as Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus) established the province of Illyricum. Later on Illyricum was divided into two parts: Lower (Dalmatia) and Upper (Pannonia). At the time of the emperor Constantine I the Great Illyricum comprised of Upper […]