This page cannot be viewed in frames

Go to page

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Thrace

This post is also available in: Polish (polski)

Thrace is an ancient land situated between the Lower Danube, the Black Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Strymon River (Struma). Part of Thrace was very fertile and fertile, especially in the valley of the Hebros River (Marica). The tribes inhabiting Thrace achieved a high level of development, in large part thanks to favourable trade relations with the coastal Greek colonies.

In the time of Thucydides (5th century BCE), Thrace was inhabited by about 20 different tribes, considered by the Greeks to be barbaric. Conquered by Darius I the Great (ruled in the years 521 – 486 BCE) and incorporated into the Persian Empire. 479 BCE regained independence. At the beginning of the Peloponnesian War, temporarily united by Sitalkes, ruler of the Odrysian tribe. In 342 BCE conquered by Philip II of Macedon and incorporated into the Macedonian empire. In the years 146 – 12 BCE it was gradually taken over by Rome, which in 46 made it into 2 provinces: Moesia (northern) and Thrace (southern).

IMPERIUM ROMANUM needs your support!

If you like the content that I collect on the website and that I share on social media channels I will be grateful for supporting me. Even the smallest amounts will allow me to pay for further corrections, improvements on the site and pay the server.

Support IMPERIUM ROMANUM!

Support IMPERIUM ROMANUM!

Find out more!

Check your curiosity and learn something new about the ancient world of the Romans. By clicking on the link below, you will be redirected to a random entry.

Random curiosity

Random curiosity

News from world of ancient Rome

If you want to be up to date with newest articles on website and discoveries from the world of ancient Rome, subscribe to the newsletter, which is sent each Saturday.

Subscribe to newsletter!

Subscribe to newsletter

Roman bookstore

I encourage you to buy interesting books about the history of ancient Rome and antiquity.

Check out bookstore

Roman bookstore

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: