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Encyclopedia > Colonia Iulia Aemona

For the village of the same name in Bulgaria, see Emona (Burgas). Emona is a village in South-East Bulgaria, situated in Obshtina Nessebar in the Burgas region. ...

remains of city walls of Emona
remains of city walls of Emona

Emona or Aemona, short for Colonia Iulia (A)emona, was a Roman castrum founded in 14/15 AD, possibly by the XV Legio Apollinaris (theory proposed by the noted historian and epigraphy expert Balduin Saria), on a territory already populated by ancient settlers of uncertain origin. Area under Roman control  Roman Republic  Roman Empire  Western Empire  Eastern Empire Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a city-state founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... In the Roman Empire, a castra (the plural form of castrum, castri, a fortification) was a Roman military camp. ... Epigraphy (Greek, επιγραφή - written upon) is the study of inscriptions engraved into stone or other permanent materials, or cast in metal, the science of classifying them as to cultural context and date, elucidating them and assessing what conclusions can be deduced from them. ...


Its location overlaps with the SW part of the old nucleus of the modern city of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where numerous remains of Emona can still be seen today (substantial parts of the ancient city walls, most of which were destroyed (Citation needed) in 1963, several mosaics, parts of the paleochristian baptistry, residential houses, statues, tombstones etc.)   (IPA: ) is the capital and largest city in Slovenia. ... Look up walls, wall in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... [citation needed] Main article: Category:Articles lacking sources This tag will categorise tagged articles into Category:Articles lacking sources but not this template itself. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Mosaic is the art of decoration with small pieces of colored glass, stone or other material. ... Early Christian image of Christ as the Good Shepherd. ... Christen redirects here. ... Tombstone most commonly means a headstone marking the grave of a deceased person. ...


(A)emona was, along with Nauportus, Celeia and Poetovio, one of the main cities on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. Formerly, it was assumed to have been a part of the Roman province of Pannonia. However, recent research seems to indicate that Aemona was actually the easternmost city of the Roman empire proper. Ptuj Area: 66. ... The Adriatic Sea is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea separating the Apennine peninsula (Italy) from the Balkan peninsula, and the system of the Apennine Mountains from that of the Dinaric Alps and adjacent ranges. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Position of the Roman province of Pannonia Pannonia is an ancient country bounded north and east by the Danube, conterminous westward with Noricum and upper Italy, and southward with Dalmatia and upper Moesia. ...



In 388, the army of Roman usurper Magnus Maximus was defeated after few months of occupation of Emona, in the Battle of the Save (Citation needed). Note: Early historians do not record that event.[1] // Events Bahram IV becomes king of Persia. ... Usurpers were a common feature of the late Roman Empire, especially from the so-called crisis of the third century onwards, when political instability became the rule. ... Magnus Maximus. ... The Battle of the Save was fought in 388 between the forces of Magnus Maximus and the Eastern Roman Empire. ... [citation needed] Main article: Category:Articles lacking sources This tag will categorise tagged articles into Category:Articles lacking sources but not this template itself. ...



In 452, (A)emona was virtually destroyed by the Huns, led by Attila. Its remaining inhabitants fled the city; some of them made it to the coast of Istria where they founded a "second Emona", Aemonia, now the town of Novigrad (Citation needed) (meaning "New City"), in Croatia. Events Attila, king of the Huns, invades Italy Northern Wei Tai Wu Di is succeeded by Northern Wei Nan An Wang, then by Northern Wei Wen Cheng Di as ruler of the Northern Wei Dynasty in China. ... The Huns were a Turkic confederation of Central Asian equestrian nomads or semi-nomads. ... For other uses, see Attila (disambiguation). ... Coat of arms Istria (Istra, pronounced in Croatian and Slovenian; Istria, pronounced in Italian, Istrien, pronounced in German) is the biggest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. ... Coat of arms Novigrad is a city on the Adriatic Sea in Croatia. ... [citation needed] Main article: Category:Articles lacking sources This tag will categorise tagged articles into Category:Articles lacking sources but not this template itself. ...

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Legend or history?

According to Herodotus, Aemona was founded by Jason and named by him, in honour of his Thessalian homeland. Bust of Herodotus Herodotus of Halicarnassus (in Greek, , Herodotos Halikarnasseus) was a Dorian Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC (484 BC–ca. ... Jason (Greek: Ιάσων, Etruscan: Easun) is a hero of Greek mythology who led the Argonauts in the search of the Golden Fleece. ... Thessaly (Θεσσαλια; modern Greek Thessalía) is one of the 13 peripheries of Greece, and is further sub-divided into 4 prefectures. ...


According to the 18th century historian Janez Gregor Dolničar, the original predecessor of (A)emona/Ljubljana was founded cca 1222 BC. (The date, although based on legend and poetic speculation, actually fits in both with Herodotus' account and the date of the earliest archeological remains found so far.) (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Centuries: 12th century - 13th century - 14th century Decades: 1170s 1180s 1190s 1200s 1210s - 1220s - 1230s 1240s 1250s 1260s 1270s Years: 1217 1218 1219 1220 1221 1222 1223 1224 1225 1226 1227 See also: 1222 state leaders Events Foundation of the University of Padua Completion of the Cistercian convent in Alcobaca... Speculation involves the buying, holding, and selling of stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, collectibles, real estate, derivatives or any valuable financial instrument to profit from fluctuations in its price as opposed to buying it for use or for income via methods such as dividends or interest. ...


Emona in literature

Emona is the setting of a popular novel by Mira Mihelič, Tujec v Emoni, Ljubljana, 1978..


Emona is also the city that Elizabeth Kostova's protagonist first travels to in the 2005 novel The Historian. Elizabeth Johnson Kostova (born December 26, 1964) is an American author. ... The Historian is a 2005 novel by Elizabeth Kostova about a quest, reaching through the past five centuries, for the historical Dracula. ...


References

  1. ^ Schmid, Walter.; Emona, Vienna 1913 (COBISS)
  • Ljudmila Plesničar Gec, Urbanizem Emone / The Urbanism of Emona, City Museum of Ljubljana, The Research Institute of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Ljubljana 1999.

See also

A brief history of (A)emona[[1]]


 
 

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