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  Moesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Moesia is an ancient province situated in the areas of modern Serbia and Bulgaria.
In ancient geography, Moesia was bounded to the south by Balkan (Haemus) and Šar (Scardus, Scordus, Scodrus) mountains, to the west by the Drina river (Drinus), on the north by the Danube and on the east by the Euxine.
As a frontier province, Moesia was strengthened by stations and fortresses erected along the southern bank of the Danube, and a wall was built from Axiopolis to Tomi as a protection against the Scythians and Sarmatians.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Moesia   (521 words)

Moesia was a Roman military stronghold because it lay on the Black Sea and the Danube ran through the province.
Moesia's location is on the edge of the Roman Empire which was also a reason for the military presence.
Moesia was never fully Romanized because there was constant movement of the native tribes.
www.usd.edu /~clehmann/pir/moesia.htm   (1009 words)

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The governor, Oppius Sabinus, was killed during the fighting, and the province, with the exception of the legionary fortresses, was overrun.
Moesia Superior was much larger than its sister province, for it was centered on defending Macedonia and connecting Thrace to Illyricum and Pannonia.
In 270, Aurelian evacuated the province of Dacia because of intense pressure from the Carpi and the Goths.
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=ROME1080   (1171 words)

This entry details the basic history of Moesia from first mention of the country of Moesi to the cities held until the sixth or seventh centuries.
This entry details the basic history of Moesia from first mention of the country of Moesi to the cities held until the sixth or seventh century, along with the natural resources.
Detailed history of Moesia from the establishment of the province to the release from Roman rule.
www.usd.edu /~clehmann/pir/moesbib.htm   (376 words)

 Bulgaria.com - History of Bulgaria, Khan Asparukh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
According to Byzantine sources those lands had been to the Bulgarians' taste for quite some time because they were well-protected by the deep-flowing Danube in the north, by the rock fence of the Balkan Mountains in the south and by the Black Sea in the east.
With a view to resisting the Byzantine reconquest, seven Slav tribes inhabiting Moesia, entered into a military and political union but its chances to counteract efficiently the mighty empire were minimal as the Slav troops consisted only of lightly armed infantry.
The structure of the Bulgarian state was changed to comply with the treaty between khan Asparukh and the Slav princes in Moesia.
www.bulgaria.com /history/bulgaria/aspar.html   (793 words)

 Legio V Macedonica
In 6, it was transferred to Oescus (modern Gigen) in Moesia, where it was to stay until 61, guarding the Lower Danube frontier against the tribes of Dacia.
Moesia was divided into two provinces, called Superior and Inferior.
The old mother-legion had remained in Moesia, where it is still attested at the beginning of the fifth century.
www.livius.org /le-lh/legio/v_macedonica.html   (1658 words)

 Moesia - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The district called Dardania (in Upper Moesia), was formed into a special province by Diocletian, with the capital at Naissus or Nissa (modern Niš;), the birthplace of Constantine the Great (in 272).
Since 238 Moesia was constantly invaded or raided by the Carpi, and the Goths, who had already invaded Moesia in 250, hard pressed by the Huns, again crossed the Danube during the reign of Valens (376), and with his permission settled in Moesia.
You can find it there under the keyword Moesia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moesia)The list of previous authors is available here: version history (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Moesiaandaction=history).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Moesia   (540 words)

 Roman Emperors - DIR Aemilius Aemilianus
John of Antioch, either independently or under the influence of his sources, attributes to Aemilianus envy and seditious intentions which preceded the deaths of Gallus and Volusianus and also implies serious discontents on Aemilianus' part with the Senate of Rome.
What Zonaras does say is that after the departure of the Goths: "A certain Aemilianus, a Libyan man, commander of the army of Moesia, promised that he would give to the soldiers all that had been given to the Scythians, if they would engage in war with the barbarians.
Indeed, Aemilianus could never have contemplated investing Rome, and, given what had just transpired in Moesia, it seems doubtful that he would have chosen to leave that province denuded of defenders or that his troops would have acquiesced in such a move.
www.roman-emperors.org /aemaem.htm   (2058 words)

 Moesia Superior   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Little is known of the conquest of Moesia.
The governor of Macedonia in 29 BC fought a victorious campaign against the tribe of the Moesi and the Dacians.
However the first records mentioning Moesia as a province are from AD 6.
www.roman-empire.net /maps/empire/provinces/trajan/moesia-sup.html   (84 words)

 Moesia, Markianopolis - Ancient Greek Coins - WildWinds.com
Septimius Æ 27mm (5 Assaria) of Markianopolis in Moesia Inferior.
Julia Domna AE 27mm of Moesia Inferior, Marcianopolis.
Elagabalus and Julia Maesa, AE27 of Moesia Inferior, Marcianopolis.
www.wildwinds.com /coins/greece/moesia/markianopolis/i.html   (4005 words)

 The Earliest Diploma of Thrace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It is not listed in any of the early diplomas of Moesia or Moesia inferior and may have been sent to Thrace by Claudius after the creation of the province in A.D. Such a posting may be responsible for the lack of early evidence.
Pomponius Rufus, governor of Lower Moesia from 98/99.37 The cohort (or a homonym?) is also mentioned in a cursus honorum of M. Atinius Paternus, who was later decorated while tribune of legio X Fretensis during the Parthian campaign of Trajan.
Cohors II Mattiacorum was in Moesia and then Moesia inferior, at least up to 145 but later possibly in Thrace, in the joint reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus (unpublished diploma fragments).
www.thrace.0catch.com /diploma.htm   (1732 words)

 Regional Names in the Central and Eastern Parts of the Balkan Peninsula - Peter Koledarov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Thus, the Slavs came permanently to the former provinces of Moesia, Dardania, Thrace, Thessaly, Epirus, Central Greece and the Peloponnesus, reaching as far as the coasts of the Black, Adriatic and Aegean seas.
Lower Moesia (Moesia Inferior) and Scythia Minor, devastated and yoid of its old population, received the name of their new lords, Bulgaria.
The name Bulgaria was retained along with that of Lower Land, Lower Bulgaria or Lower Moesia, respectively, chiefly for the western territories, [36] ancient Macedonia, populated by Bulgarians.
www.kroraina.com /knigi/en/pk/pkoled.html   (6918 words)

 Moesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The east coast of Moesia Inferior lies on the Black (Euxine) Sea.
The regions of Thrace and Moesia Superior make the borders to the south and west respectively.
Odessus was founded by the Greeks in the 6th century B.C. as a port city to the Euxine Sea.
users2.ev1.net /~legionary/mainevent/coins/Moesia.html   (124 words)

 Moesia, Nikopolis - Ancient Greek Coins - WildWinds.com
Septimius Severus AE 26 mm of Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior.
Macrinus Æ 26mm of Nikopolis in Moesia Inferior.
Elagabalus Æ 17 of Nikopolis in Moesia Inferior.
www.wildwinds.com /coins/greece/moesia/nikopolis/i.html   (3717 words)

The Province of Upper Moesia in the Colony of Viminacium
The province of Moesia was organized about 15 AD, and it was split by Domitian into Moesia Superior and Moesia Inferior in 86.
Herennius Etruscus was dispatched to Moesia at the head of a Roman army, while Hostilian remained in Rome with his mother.
fc.kcsd.org /~vciviletti/MyCoins/HOSTILIAN_1.html   (1050 words)

 Bulgaria.com - History of Bulgaria, Rome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The bloody decades of seizure of the Thracian lands were followed by peace and calm, and by years of construction.
At the beginning of the 7th century AD the ancient culture of Thrace and Moesia was destroyed and life in the still existing settlements rusticated and became barbarian-like.
However, along the roads of the northern regions of the Balkan Peninsula, there could be heard the still indistinct steps of a people whose right, as assigned by history, was to bring the lands of Moesia, Thrace and Macedonia back to the bosom of the European civilization.
www.bulgaria.com /history/bulgaria/rome.html   (673 words)

About 245 the emperor Philip the Arab entrusted him with an important command on the Danube, and in 249 (or end of 248), having been sent to put down a revolt of the troops in Moesia and Pannonia, he was forced to assume the imperial dignity.
During his brief reign Decius was engaged in important operations against the Goths, who crossed the Danube and overran the districts of Moesia and Thrace.
The details are obscure, and there is considerable doubt as to the part taken in the campaign by Decius and his son (of the same name) respectively.
www.nndb.com /people/147/000096856   (465 words)

 Roman Emperors - DIR Trajan Decius
Accompanied by his son, Herennius, Decius traveled to Moesia, probably to reclaim the Legio IV Flavia Felix and possibly the Legio XI, both of which were stationed in that province.
But Moesia Inferior had been left largely undefended and Cniva, king of the Goths, led a sizeable portion of his army into the province.
Nicopolis was relieved and inscriptions bearing the legends Dacius Maximus and restitutor daciarum announced the expulsion of the Carpi from the province.
www.roman-emperors.org /decius.htm   (8647 words)

 Printable Version on Encyclopedia.com
MOESIA [Moesia], ancient region of SE Europe, south of the lower Danube River.
Inhabited by Thracians, it was captured by the Romans in 29 BC It was later organized as a Roman province, comprising roughly what is now Serbia (Upper Moesia) and Bulgaria (Lower Moesia).
Encyclopedia.com is a service of HighBeam Research, Inc.
www.encyclopedia.com /printable.aspx?id=1E1:Moesia   (63 words)

 Detail Page
While one column ravaged Dacia, he led another into Moesia, dividing his army into two forces, one laying siege to Philippopolis and the other, with 70,000 men, assaulting Novae on the Danube.
The strategic situation was thus reversed when, at the small town of Beroca at the base of the Haemus Mountains, Kniva surprised the emperor and crushed him.
The governor of Moesia, Aemilius Aemilianus, refused and tried to wage war over the river but failed, and the Goths returned.
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=ROME0881   (380 words)

 Histories by P Cornelius Tacitus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Accordingly, the three legions of Moesia sought by letter to win over the army of Pannonia, and prepared to use force if they refused.
He was brave in battle, ready of speech, dexterous in bringing odium upon other men, powerful amidst civil strife and rebellion, rapacious, prodigal, the worst of citizens in peace, but in war no contemptible ally.
United by these means, the armies of Moesia and Pannonia drew with them the soldiery of Dalmatia, though the consular legates took no part in the movement.
www.4literature.net /P_Cornelius_Tacitus/Histories/32.html   (1180 words)

 Thrace and Moesia
Superior in this case is not a claim of relative merit of the two provinces but simply a statement of the fact that Upper Moesia was upstream and Lower Moesia (Moesia Inferior) downstream.
Menophilius was legate of Moesia during the early part of Gordian III's reign.
The other city of Lower Moesia that issued very large numbers of coins was Nicopolis on the Istros (also called Nicopolis ad Istrum).
dougsmith.ancients.info /thrace2.html   (3090 words)

 Dacian (60 BC? - 106 AD) - DBA 68
Later, during the reign of Nero (54-68 AD), Dacian raids into Roman Moesia became so serious that the Romans engaged the Roxolani to help defend their frontier, thus placing Dacia's sometime Sarmatian allies on their enemies list.
A Dacian army raided across the Danube into the Roman province of Moesia, killing the Roman governor and looting the countryside.
Decalabus seized the Roman garrison (whose commander took poison to avoid becoming a hostage), and launched a heavy raid into Moesia that was stopped by the approach of winter and the arrival of a Roman relief force.
www.fanaticus.org /DBA/armies/dba68.html   (1707 words)

 Celts Vs. Germans - Ancient Roman Empire Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The invasions of Decebalus and the Dacians as well as Marcomanni and Quadi into Moesia during the late 1st century AD...
When payments stopped in AD 245 the Goths returned to plunder Moesia and Thrace before being driven back by Philip.
While the Goths invaded Greece, Thracia, Pannonia and Moesia, the Alemanni and Visigoths moved on the Italian mainland at various intervals, sacking Pavia and Mediolanum in the process.
www.unrv.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=1693&st=15   (1883 words)

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