Sites & cities that bear the name of Narona


Today in : Croatia
First trace of activity : ca. 3rd century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 7th century C.E
Recorded names : Ναρῶνα

Description : Narona /nəˈroʊnə/ (Ancient Greek: Ναρῶνα) was an Ancient Greek trading post on the Illyrian coast and later Roman city and bishopric, located in the Neretva valley in present-day Croatia, which remains a Latin Catholic titular see. It was founded as a Greek emporium in c. 3rd/2nd century BC. First time it is mentioned in the chapter 24 of the Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax. Narona became the major Roman stronghold in the 1st century BC. It was part of the Roman province of Dalmatia. In the 6th century AD, it came under Byzantine rule. The settlement ceased to be in 7th century after the arrival of Slavic tribes in the region.

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