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THRAKI, Ancient country, BALKANS

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Overview

  Thrace, as a geographicalerm, does not coincide with one particular perople, since it was not inhabited solely by Thracians in antiquity. The Thracians had migrated to Southeastern Europe after the Greeks, after the middle of the second millenium B.C. and in particular in the 12th century B.C. At the same time, Thracian tribes settled in Asia Minor, especially in Bithynia and the Troad.
   Thracian tribes inhabited Central Macedonia until the founding of the kingdom of Macedonia by the Temenids (early 7th century B.C.), at which time they were forced to move eastwards. In the end, the Thracian tribes were resitricted mainly to the northeastern area of the Balkans.
   From the 7th century B.C. Greek colonies were founded on the Thracian seashores by colonists from the islands of the Eastern Aegean and the Ionian city-states of Asia Minor, a fact which led to more intense mutual influence between the Greeks and Thracians throughout the historical period.
   In the Classical Period, the great kingdom of the Odrysians, which covered at its height the area from the Strymon River to the Black Sea and from the Aegean to the Danube, was created. The Odrysian kings were subjugated in 342 B.C. by the Macedonians, and after the fall of the kingdom of Macedonia in 168 B.C., became subject to the Romans.
   In 47 B.C. the kingdom of the Odrysians was terminated and Thrace became established as a Roman province. During the Hellenistic and Roman tribes, the diaspora of the Thracian tribes due to movement elsewhere and service in the Roman army produced the final disappearance of the Thracians and their ethnic and cultural assimilation. After the hellenization of the main area of Thrace, the romanization of its northern areas followed. The subsequent spreading of Christianity contributed to the full integration of these populations into the Greco-Roman world.

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Geographical Data

Type of location: Homeric land
Postal Code: -
Within the boundaries are included:
VERGEPOLIS Ancient city, XANTHI , GREECE
MEDIKI Ancient country, KAVALA , GREECE
DENTHELITIKI Ancient area, KAVALA , GREECE
CHERSONISOS Peninsula, TURKEY LEFKE Ancient city, THRAKI , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
MYRIOPHYTON Ancient city, THRAKI , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
DIDYMOTICHITES Ancient city, THRACE AT PROPONTIS , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
DAVNIOTICHITES Ancient city, TURKEY AGATHOPOLIS Town, THRACE AT PONTOS , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
NEAPOLIS Ancient city, THRACE AT PROPONTIS , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
FILEAS Ancient city, THRACE AT PONTOS , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
SALMYDISSOS Ancient city, THRACE AT PONTOS , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
KRITHOTI Ancient city, EAST THRACE , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
AGORA Ancient city, TURKEY DERIS Ancient city, EAST THRACE , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
KOVROS Ancient city, EAST THRACE , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
DELKOS Ancient city, THRAKI , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
THEODOSSIOUPOLI Ancient city, THRAKI , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
ZIRYNTHOS Ancient city, THRAKI , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
LYSIMACHIA Ancient city, TURKEY KYNOS SIMA Ancient location, EAST THRACE , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
EGIALOS Ancient city, THRAKI , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
EOLION Ancient city, EAST THRACE , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
AKRAGAS Ancient city, THRAKI , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
ALEXANDROUPOLIS Ancient city, EAST THRACE , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
ALEXOUPOLIS Ancient city, EAST THRACE , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
VESSAPARA Ancient city, EAST THRACE , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
PLOTINOUPOLIS Ancient city, DIDYMOTICHO , GREECE
KAVILI Ancient city, THRAKI , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
MESSIMVRIA OF EFXINOS Ancient city, THRAKI , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
KAVISSOS Ancient city, ALEXANDROUPOLI , GREECE
TIRISTASIS Ancient city, THRAKI , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
TRAIANOPOLI Ancient city, EVROS , GREECE
TYLI Ancient city, THRAKI , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
(today part of Turkey) EAST THRACE Ancient area, THRAKI , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
KARDIA Ancient city, TURKEY KYPASSIS Ancient city, EAST THRACE , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
PAKTYI Ancient city, TURKEY GANOS Ancient city, THRACE AT PROPONTIS , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
IREON TICHOS Ancient city, THRACE AT PROPONTIS , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
APOLLONIA Ancient city, THRACE AT PONTOS , BULGARIA
AGCHIALOS Ancient city, THRACE AT PONTOS , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
MESAMVRIA Ancient city, THRACE AT PONTOS , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
ODISSOS Ancient city, UKRAINE KROUNI Ancient city, THRACE AT PONTOS , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
EGOS POTAMI Ancient city, THRAKI , ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
THYNI Ancient tribe, THRAKI , -
ORTHAGORIA Ancient city, RODOPI , GREECE
TOPIROS Ancient city, XANTHI , GREECE
ELEOUS Ancient city, TURKEY KYPSELA Ancient city, TURKEY VISSANTHI Ancient city, TURKEY
Belonged to:
HELLAS Ancient country, GREECE
Bordered:
West (W) with: MACEDONIA Ancient area, GREECE
Within the boundaries are included:
SAPES Ancient area, RODOPI , GREECE
KIKONES Ancient country, GREECE VISTONIA Ancient area, GREECE AVATON Ancient city, XANTHI , GREECE
AVDIRA Ancient city, XANTHI , GREECE
ANASTASIOUPOLIS Ancient city, KOMOTINI , GREECE

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