List of ancient geographic names in Croatia

This is a list of geographic names from ancient times in the current Republic of Croatia with modern names. Some of the current names refer to places that are only nearby. These include Illyrian, Ancient Greek, and Roman names.

RegionsEdit

Historical name Modern name
Borona Banovina
Delmatia Dalmacija
Histria Istra
Interamnia Slavonija
Iapudia Lika, Gorski kotar
Liburnia Kvarner, Northern Dalmatia
Quercia Žumberak
Valeria Baranja

TownsEdit

Historical name Modern settlement
Ad Fines Gornji Hruševec
Ad Turres Crikvenica
Aenona Nin
Aequum Čitluk near Sinj
Albona Labin[1]
Aleta location unknown
Aquae Balissae Daruvar
Aquae Iassae Varaždinske Toplice (hot springs which are still active)
Andautonia Šćitarjevo
Andetrium, Andecium, Andretium Gornji Muć
Apsorus, Opsara Osor
Aquaviva Varaždin
Arauzona Velika Mrdakovica near Vodice
Arba town of Rab
Argyruntum Starigrad, Zadar County
Arupium, Arupini Prozor (near Otočac)
Asamum, Lapida Lapad, part of the current Dubrovnik
Asseria near Benkovac
Ausancalio unknown location in inner Liburnia
Assessia Bribir, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
Ateste Este
Avendo Kompolje (near Otočac)
Bariduum location unknown
Berulia Brela
Bigeste Vrgorac
Billubium Lokvičići near Imotski
Bivium Ogulin
Blanona possibly Biograd na Moru
Burnum near Ivoševci
Cibalae Vinkovci
Clambetae Cvijina Hillfort near Kruševo near Obrovac
Collentum near Betina
Corinium Donji Karin near Benkovac
Cornacum Vukovar
Crepsa town of Cres
Cuccium Ilok
Curcum Korenica
Enderum unknown location in inland Dalmatia
Epetium Stobreč
Epidaurum, Epidaurus Cavtat
Flanona Plomin, (Italian: Fianona) near Labin
Fulfinium, Mirine Omišalj
Gissa, Cissa Caska near Novalja
Halicanum Čakovec
Iader, Iadera, Idassa Zadar
Incerum Požega
Iovia-Botivo Ludbreg
Lacinium location unknown
Lentula Bjelovar
Lopsica Sveti Juraj
Ludrum Lovreć
Marsonia Slavonski Brod
Metulum Viničica hill
Monetium possibly Brinje
Muccurum, Mucurum, Aronia, Aronix, Mucrum Makarska
Nareste Dugi Rat
Nedinum Nadin near Zadar
Nesactium between the villages of Muntić and Valtura
Mursa Osijek
Narona Metković
Novae Imotski
Olbona location unknown
Oneum, Almo, Onaeum Omiš
Ortopla, Ortoplinia, Osi-Pedetae Stinica
Pardua Zamaslina near Ston
Pasinum Pađene
Pietas Iulia Pula (also Pola)
Pituntium Podstrana
Portunata Novalja
Promona Promina
Raparia Bribir, Šibenik-Knin County (also Varvaria)
Romula classica Samobor
Ruginium, Ruvinium Rovinj (Rovigno)
Salona Solin
Scardona Skradin
Segestica Sisak (also Siscia by the Romans)
Senia Senj
Setovia, Soetovio, Osinium, Sinotium Sinj
Sicula Kaštela
Sicum possibly Šibenik
Siparuntum unknown location
Stridon, Strido Dalmatiae unknown location, possibly in Slovenia
Stulpi, Stolpum possibly Slunj
Spalatum Split (also called Aspalatum, Aspalathos)
Tariona possibly Drvenik Veli
Tarsatica Trsat
Tediastum location unknown
Terponus Unknown location in Karlovac County
Tilurium Gardun, part of the town of Trilj
Tininum Knin[2]
Tragurion, Tragurium Trogir
Varvaria Bribinska Glavica near Skradin
Vegia, Vegium near Karlobag
Volcera Bakar

Rivers and streamsEdit

Historical name Modern name
Aquilis Mirna
Arius Ombla
Arsa, Arsia Raša
Bacuntius Bosut
Bathinus Bednja
Bolia Korana
Colapis Kupa (the Romans also called it Culpa)
Danubius Dunav (Eng. Danube)
Dravus Drava
Formia Dragonja
Gudesca Gacka
Murus fluvius Mura
Naro Neretva
Odagra Odra
Oenaeus Una
Polanus Mrežnica
Savus Sava
Tedanius Zrmanja
Titius Krka
Tillurus Cetina
Ulca Vuka

Populated islandsEdit

Historical name Modern name
Aloepus Olib
Apsirtis Lošinj
Arba Rab
Bucium Biševo
Celadussae Kornati (a chain of islands)
Cerosa Šipan
Choasa Sušac
Colentum Murter
Corcyra Nigra Korčula
Crexa Cres
Curycta Krk
Diskelados Brač
Eucomium Susak
Gissa (Cissa) Pag
Issa Vis
Ladesta Lastovo
Lissa Ugljan and Pašman
Lumbricata Vrgada
Melitussa Mljet (was also called Melita)
Olynta Šolta
Pamodus Premuda
Pharos Hvar (also Pitiea, Paros)
Pirosima Premuda
Proteras Prvić
Pullariae Brijuni
Sissa Sestrunj

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Šimunović 2013, pp. 167–168.
  2. ^ Šimunović 2013, p. 167.

SourcesEdit

  • Marković, Mirko (2004). Antička naselja i grčko-rimska zemljopisna imena na tlu današnje Hrvatske (in Croatian). Zagreb, Croatia: Jesenski i Turk. ISBN 9789532221718.

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