Brill’s New Pauly

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Municipium in Moesia Superior (or Dardania; Ναϊσσός/Naïssos: Ptol. 3,4,9; Νάϊσ(σ)ος/Náïs(s)os: Zos. 1,45,1; 3,11,1f.; Procop. Goth. 3,40,2; Ναϊσσούπολις/Naïssoúpolis: Procop. Aed. 4,1,31; Naissus/Naisus is the usual form in Latin sources; Naessus: Amm. Marc. 21,10,5), modern Niš in Serbia. Originally a Thracian settlement, which by the 1st cent. A…

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Burian, Jan (Prague) and Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg), “Naissus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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