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  Niš - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Naissus was first mentioned in Roman documents near the beggining of 2nd century CE, and was considered a place worthy of note in the Geography of Ptolemy of Alexandria.
Four years later in 272, the son of military commander Constantius Chlorus and an innkeeper's daughter called Flavia Iulia Helena was born in Naissus and destined to rule as Emperor Constantine the Great.
Though the emperor Julian strengthened the walls, the very prosperity of Naissus made it a target and it was destroyed by Attila in 443.
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 Nis - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Niš (Ниш;, the Roman Naissus; see below) is a city in Serbia and Montenegro (formerly Yugoslavia), 43.3° N 21.9° E, on the river Nišava, 2004 population 374,300, according to the World Gazeteer (see external link).
Naissus was considered a place worthy of note in the Geography of Ptolemy of Alexandria.
The Emperor Gallienus halted theGoths' progress by defeating them in battle in April of 268, and then that September, he cameupon the main Gothic force at Naissus and defeated them at the carnage called the Battle of Naissus, the bloodiest battle of the 3rd century, which left thirty to fifty thousand Gothsdead on the field.
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 NISH - LoveToKnow Article on NISH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is the see of a bishop, the seat of the district prefecture and a tribunal, and the headquarters of the territorial militia corps, having besides a large number of regular troops in garrison.
It was at Naissus that Constantine the Great was born in A.D. Though the emperor Julian improved its defences, the town was destroyed by the Huns under Attila, in the 5th century, but Justinian did his best to restore it.
In the 9th century the Bulgarians became masters of Naissus, but had to cede it to the Hungarians in the 11th century, from whom the Byzantine emperor Manuel I. reconquered it in 1173.
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 City of Nis
These events, characteristic of the period of military emperors, when the fate of the state was decided far from the capital, on the battlefield and in the presence of the army, caused anxiety among the contemporaries and focused the attention on the regions and towns in which these developments were taking place.
It should be added that Naissus was the native town of another Roman emperor - Constantius III (year 425), husband of Galla Placidia, father of Valentinian III (according to Olympidoros).
One silver plate was cast on the occasion of Constantius II victory, probably in 358, and to the same group belongs a silver plate found in a hoard dating from 351-361, which included 255 pieces, in Kaiseraugst, Switzerland.
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 Nis - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Niš (Ниш;, the Roman Naissus; see below) is a city in Serbia and Montenegro (formerly Yugoslavia), 43.3° N 21.9° E, on the river Nišava, 2004 population 174,300, according to the World Gazeteer (see external link).
The city's early name under the Roman Empire remained Naissus ("place of the nymphs"), and was considered a place worthy of note in the Geography of Ptolemy of Alexandria.
Four years later, the son of a military commander and an innkeeper's daughter born here, in 272, was destined to rule, as Emperor Constantine the Great.
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 Nis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Niš (Ниш;, the Roman Naissus; see below) is a town in Serbia and Montenegro (formerly Yugoslavia), 43.3° N 21.9° E, on the river Nišava;, population 179,626.
Four years later, the son of a military commander and an innkeeper's daughter born here, in 272 CE, was destined to rule, as Emperor Constantine the Great.
Though the emperor Julian strengthened the walls, the very prosperity of Naissus made it a target and it was destroyed by Attila in the 5th century.
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 Battle of Naissus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Naissus took place in September of 268 between the armies of the Goths and forces of the Roman Empire, led by Gallienus as emperor and the future Emperors Claudius II "Gothicus" ("conqueror of the Goths") as Commander in chief and Aurelian as cavalry commander.
The battle of Naissus came about as a result of a massive invasion of the Goths into Roman territory in late 267 and in the early months of 268.
The Goths pushed across the Danube River and made their way into the wealthy Roman province of Pannonia, where they stormed and sacked several cities.
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 Battle of Naissus
The Battle of Naissus took place in September of 269 between the armies of the Goths and forces of the Roman Empire, led by either Gallenius or Claudius II as emperor and the future Emperor Aurelian as cavalry commander.
The battle came about as a result of a massive invasion of the Goths into Roman territory in late 268 and in the early months of 269.
In a bitterly contested, no-quarter showdown near Naissus (the modern Nis, Serbia and Montenegro), it was Aurelian who decided the battle in the Romans' favor when his cavalry routed the vaunted Goth heavy cavalry and then stormed the Gothic laager.
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 Constantine I (emperor) - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He was born at Naissus in Upper Dacia to Constantius I Chlorus and an innkeeper's daughter, Helena.
Constantine was well educated and served at the court of Diocletian in Nicomedia as a kind of hostage after the appointment of his father Constantius, a general, as one of the two Caesares (at that time a junior emperor), in the Tetrarchy in 293.
After his breach with his father's old colleague Maximian in 309–10, Constantine began to claim legitimate descent from the 3rd century emperor Claudius Gothicus, the hero of the Battle of Naissus.
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 iqexpand.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 University of Nis Home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is supposed that the ancient name of the town Naissus, meaning "the town of nymphs", originated in the Celtic belief that the magic Nissa (now Nišava) was "a river of nymphs".
There is no doubt that in the first half of the 4th century Naissus was one of the most important cities of the Roman Empire, or in other words, one of the centers of the European civilization.
It was during that period that the construction of the Niš Fortress, one of the most beautiful and best preserved monuments from the Turkish period in the Balkans, commenced on the foundations of the old Roman castrum.
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 Nis - Unipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The title given to this article lacks diacritics because of certain technical limitations.
Four years later in 272, the son of military commander Constantius Chlorus and an innkeeper's adolescent daughter called Flavia Iulia Helena was born in Naissus and destined to rule as Emperor Constantine the Great.
Remains of the 4th century Imperial villa at Mediana are an important archeological site located close to Niš;.
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 Dardania (Europe) - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Dardania (Europe)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Dardania's largest towns were those of Naissus (Nis, Serbia), Scupi (Skopje, Macedonia), and their capital was Ulpiana (close to present day Pristina, Kosovo).
The area was conquered by the Romans in 28 BC and became part of the Roman province of Moesia, on the border with Illyricum.
Emperor Diocletian later made Dardania into a special province with its capital at Naissus (Niš;).
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 Paradox Interactive Forums - Tale of the Serbian Noble Family
On August 11, 1072, an important Knight under the service of the Count of Naissus (Vassal of the Prince of Vidin), died and left his fief and his claim to the Count of Naissus to Prince Philippos.
With this assurance, Prince Philippos issued a proclamation of war against the Count of Naissus along with requests to the Bishop of Ragusa and the Count of Zeta for their assistance in the war.
In Rashka he built a tile factory in 1075, a library for his monks in 1078, a mine in 1080, a court of justice to deal with the abundant thieves in 1081, a sawmill in 1085, and finally he improved the roads for travel in 1087.
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 Priscus, fragment 8
On the morrow we came to the station of Agintheus, the commander-in-chief of the Illyrian armies (magister militum per Illyricum), who was posted not far from Naissus, to announce to him the Imperial commands, and to receive five of those seventeen deserters, about whom Attila had written to the Emperor.
The next day we proceeded from the district of Naissus towards the Danube; we entered a covered valley with many bends and windings and circuitous paths.
We thought we were travelling due west, but when the day dawned the sun rose in front; and some of us unacquainted with the topography cried out that the sun was going the wrong way, and portending unusual events.
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 City of Nis, www.nis.org.yu
In the zenith of its growth and flourishing, Naissus was one of the most important crossroads of the Moesian, Trachian and Dardanian road-network, because it was the point of intersection of the roads from Ljes (at the Adriatic coast), Thessalonica, Constantinople, and Singidunum (Belgrade).
In ancient times, Naissus was an important stronghold and an invincible castrum.
Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (306-337), Diocletianus' successor to the throne born in Naissus in 274, richly endowed his birthplace.
www.nis.org.yu /body/index-e.phtml?page=nkv&sp=nis&dir=i   (603 words)

  
 Greatest Military Moments of the Roman Empire - Ancient Roman Empire Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In a bitterly contested, no-quarter showdown near Naissus (the modern Nis, Yugoslavia), it was Aurelian who decided the battle in the Romans' favor when his cavalry routed the vaunted Goth heavy cavalry and then stormed the Gothic laager.
Glad to see that Naissus got some star attention here, it was a well overdue payback for the disaster that was Abbritus in 251AD.
Sure, the details given by Livy and Dionysius of Halicarnassus are dubious, but it was no doubt a decisive Roman victory which ensured the survival of the Republic at its most vunerable time.
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 International Meet "St. Nicholas 2001", Nis, Yugoslavia
Gavrilo Maslakovic, the Meeting director and Head Coach of "St. Nicholas" SC, Nis the "Naissus Cup" was organized again after so many pale years.
The chief people from the Organizing Committee and the Community of Nis decided to find a way to join Balkan's and European age group swimmers and recorders every year at the end of May.
This is also an invitation for neighbor's country to send their participants at the "Naissus Cup 2002".
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 Battle of Naissus -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The battle of Naissus came about as a result of a massive invasion of the Goths into Roman territory in late (Click link for more info and facts about 267) 267 and in the early months of 268.
The Goths pushed across the (The 2nd longest European river; flows into the Black Sea) Danube River and made their way into the wealthy Roman province of (Click link for more info and facts about Pannonia) Pannonia, where they stormed and sacked several cities.
In fact, a century would pass before the Goths would again seriously threaten the Empire.
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 An East Roman Embassy to the Court of Attila the Hun
The Huns grew excited and hot at this remark But we turned the conversation in another direction and soothed their wounded feelings; and after dinner, when we separated, Maximin presented Edecon and Orestes with silk garments and Indian gems....
When we arrived at Naissus [Nish in present-day Serbia] we found the city deserted as though it had been sacked; only a few sick persons lay in the churches.
On the morrow we came to the station of Agintheus, the commander-in-chief of the Illyrian armies (magister militum for Illyricum).
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 Coins of Constantine I the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He was born in Naissus in Moesia Superior (modern Serbia) on 27 February 271/2/3, and would have been about 20 when his father was given the rank of Caesar (junior emperor) under the first Tetrarchy.
This claim may have resulted from the Battle of Naissus, where Claudius' army defeated and killed some 50,000 Goths.
The leader of the victors, Claudius, would have been remembered by the locals and was perhaps later claimed as an ancestor of some families as a status symbol.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Athanasius
Orders were given that if the Saint attempted to re-enter his see, he should be put to death.
Athanasius, accordingly, withdrew from Sardica to Naissus in Mysia, where he celebrated the Easter festival of the year 344.
After that he set out for Aquileia in obedience to a friendly summons from Constans, to whom Italy had fallen in the division of the empire that followed on the death of Constantine.
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 The world's top nis 1 websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Niš (Ниш;, the Eoman Naissus; see below) is a town in Serbia and Montenegro (formerly Yugoslavia), 43.3° N 21.9° E, on the river Nišava;, population 179,626.
The city's early name under the Roman Empire remained Naissus ("place of the nymphs"), a place worthy of note in the Geography of Ptolemy of Alexandria.
The 4th century Christian basilica, one of the oldest Christian monuments found.
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 physics - Dardani
The distribution of ancient names found inscribed in Dardania are one of the main evidences that support the idea that the Dardani were Thracians commingled with Illyrians.
Thracian names are found mostly in eastern Dardania, from Scupi to Naissus and Remesiana, although some Illyrian names occur.
Illyrian names are dominant in the western areas, where Thracian names are not found.
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