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Dardania and the Dardanians

Dardania and the Dardanians

Episode I: Introduction Dardania is the name of the ancient region and state corresponding to the current territory of Kosova, southern Serbia, northern North Macedonian Republic, and eastern Montenegro. The Dardanians, the ethnics of Dardania, are mentioned for the first time in the Egyptian account describing the events of 1274 B.C.E. According to the Egyptian description, the Dardanians participated in […]

Glaucias of Taulantii

Glaucias of Taulantii

Episode I: Glaucias of the Taulantii/King of the Illyrians Glaucias was, according to Arrian, king of the Taulantti, an Illyrian tribe that occupied the current region of Central Albania. On the other hand, Plutarch and Diodorus describe him as the king of the Illyrians. However, there should be no confusion between the terms “king of the Taulantii” and “king of […]

Demetrius of Pharos

Demetrius of Pharos

Episode I: Disputed Origin of Demetrius of Pharos Demetrius of Pharos was a political leader who ruled among the Illyrians during the late III century B.C.E. The sources available do not allow for determining Demetrius’ year of birth. As his name suggests, he was apparently born and/or raised in the island of Pharos (Hvar, Croatia), at the time a Hellenic […]