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The modern capital city of Bulgaria, Sofia, is located in the Balkan Peninsula, on the foundations of Roman Sardica or Serdica, a name that derives from the Thracian population of Sardj or Serdj. The name Sardj was borrowed from one of the Celtic tribes with which the Thracians coexisted. After the 4th-century BCE Macedonian occupation, the Sardj were conquered by the Romans in the third decade of th…

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Costache, Doru, “Sardica”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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