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Tisia
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(Tiza, Pathissus, Parthiscus; Τίσσος/Tíssos, Τήσα/ Tḗsa, Τίτζα/Títza; modern Tisza). The largest tributary of the Danube (Ister [1]), flowing from the Carpathians to the west of Singidunum and into the Danube from the north (cf. also Pathissus); original name probably Parthisus (Str. 7,5,2). Herodotus (4,100) and Strabo (7,3,4) identify the lower reaches of the T. with the Maris (modern Maros). The T. plain (modern Bánság) was fertile and densely settled: Agathyrsi (Hdt. 4,78), Daci, Boii, Taurisci, Iazyges (Plin. HN 4,80). Augustus conquered this region…

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von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen), “Tisia”, 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 28 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1215760>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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