American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient country and province of the Roman Empire south of the Danube River in present-day Austria west of Vienna. It was incorporated into the Roman Empire in the first century B.C. and prospered as a frontier colony until it was overrun by Germanic peoples in the fifth century A.D.
“The Boii settled in Noricum, were mingled afterwards with the Lombards, and received the name of Boio”
“125 The patrician Orestes had married the daughter of Count Romulus, of Petovio in Noricum: the name of”
“For the next hundred and fifteen years they create a new society with a capital city, Roman Noricum, interacting with the barbarian Goths of the north, as well as trading with the Greeks in the south, while Carthage has taken over Rome and made it a vassal to the great empire.”
“Noricum and Pannonia could be included in this list as well, but they were extremely independent for client kingdoms.”
“Under Augustus the Roman Empire gained more territory than at any other point in its history (northern Spain, the Balkans, Galatia, Egypt, Pannonia, Rhaetia and Noricum) and growth continued under later emperors — prestige required each emperor to acquire some new territory.”
“They were given land by Justinian in Noricum and Pannonia, and they aided (553) the imperial attacks on the Ostrogoths.”
“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”
“The usurper Constantine having crossed from Britain to Gaul, Alaric in Noricum was paid a huge sum of gold by the senate as a sort of retainer for his services against Constantine.”
“His execution was followed by a general massacre of the families of the barbarian auxiliaries in Italy, and some 30,000 of them went over to Alaric in Noricum.”
“Pannonia was overrun; Raetia, Noricum, and Moesia were invaded; and, in Italy, Aquileia was besieged.”
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