Sites & cities that bear the name of Dionysupolis


Today in : Bulgaria
First trace of activity : 585 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 14th century C.E
Recorded names : Κρουνοί, Krounoi, Cruni, Διονυσουπόλις, Dionysopolis, Dionysoupolis, Matiopolis, Karvuna

Description : Dionysupolis or Dionysoupolis or Dionysopolis (Ancient Greek: Διονυσουπόλις) was a town of ancient Thrace, later of Moesia, on the river Ziras. It was founded as a Thracian settlement, but was later colonised by the Ionian ancient Greeks and given the name Cruni or Krounoi (Κρουνοί). It was renamed as Dionysopolis after the discovery of a statue of Dionysus in the sea. Later it became a Greek-Byzantine and Bulgarian fortress. The town also bore the name Matiopolis.Its site is near the modern Balchik, Bulgaria.

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