American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient region of southeast Europe south of the Danube River in what is now Serbia and northern Bulgaria. Originally inhabited by Thracians, it was conquered by the Romans c. 29 B.C. and occupied by Goths in the fourth century A.D.
- From Latin Moesia, from Ancient Greek Μοισία. (Wiktionary)
“Tomyris crossed over into that part of Moesia which is now called Lesser Scythia -- a name borrowed from great”
“Located 100 kilometers southeast of Belgrade, this Roman military camp of 6000 soldiers was the capital of Roman province of Upper Moesia today's Serbia.”
“Nonetheless, there is currently stronger evidence that it is related to the ancient Dacian language spoken in Moesia and Dacia.”
“He abandoned trans-Danubian Dacia and settled its Roman inhabitants in a new Dacia carved out of Moesia.”
“Augustus's armies also fought along the Danube, creating four provinces: Raetia was formed by 16, Noricum in 16, Pannonia in 13, and Moesia by 6 C.E. 6”
“His people were established in Moesia as foederati.”
“Pannonia was overrun; Raetia, Noricum, and Moesia were invaded; and, in Italy, Aquileia was besieged.”
“Gaius Vibius Trebonianus GALLUS (b.c. 207) was proclaimed emperor by the army of Moesia.”
“When he marched against his successor in Moesia, the Moor M. Aemilius Aemilianus, his own troops slew him (before Oct. 253).”
“Moesia was invaded by the Dacians who were recently organized into a powerful kingdom by Decebalus.”
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