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Pathini

Pathini, (Pathinoi) or Partheni (Parthenoi). An Illyrian people in the neighbourhood of Dyrrhachium.
Parthus, a city in Illyria, near Dyrrachium; hence, Parthini (Par-theni ), orum, m., the inhabitants of Parthus, Parthinians

Partheni, Parthini

  Partheni, Parthini (Parthenoi, Parthinoi, Parthinoi, Strab. vii. p. 326; Appian, Illyr. 1; Dion Cass. xli. 49; Cic. in Pis. 40; Pomp. Mela, ii. 3. § 11; Plin. iii. 26), a people of Grecian Illyricum, who may be placed to the N. in the neighbourhood of Epidamnus, and, consequently, next to the Taulantii. They. are often mentioned in the course of the war with Illyricum, B.C. 229, but as friends rather than foes of the Romans, having submitted at an early period to their arms. (Polyb. ii. 11; Liv. xxix. 12.) After the death of Philip, king of Macedon, they appear to have been added to the dominions of Pleuratus, an Illyrian prince allied to the Romans. (Polyb. xviii. 30; Liv. xxx. 34, xliv. 30.) Their principal town was Parthus (Parthos, Steph. B. s. v.), which was taken by Caesar in the course of his campaign with Pompeius. (Caes. B.C. iii. 41.) In Leake's map the sits is marked at Ardhenitza(?). The double-hilled Dimallum, the strongest among the Illyrian places, with two citadels on two heights, connected by a wall (Polyb. iii. 18, vii. 9), was within their territory. There is no indication, however, of its precise situation, which was probably between Lissus and Epidamnus. Of Eugenium and Bargulum two other fortresses noticed by Livy (xxix. 12), nothing further is known.

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited August 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Taulantii

Taulantii (Taulantioi, Ptol. iii. 13. § 3), a people of Roman Illyria, in the neighbourhood of Epidamnus and Dyrrachium. In ancient times they were a powerful tribe, possessing several cities, and governed by their own kings, but subsequently they were reduced to subjection by the kings of Illyria, and at the time when the Romans waged war with Teuts they had sunk into insignificance. (Cf. Thucyd. i. 24; Arrian, Anab. i. 5; Mela, ii. 3; Liv. xlv. 26; Plin. iii. 22. s. 26.) Aristotle relates that they had a method of preparing mead from honey.

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