ILLYRIA (Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Serbia; Montenegro; Slovenia)

Ancient country, along the E coast of the Adriatic Sea, now in the former Yugoslavia and Albania. It was settled in prehistoric times by warlike Illyrians. In the sixth century b.c. Greeks established several cities in the region. Philip II of Macedon failed to subdue Illyria, and in the third century b.c. an Illyrian kingdom was established with its capital at Scodra,

now Shkodër. Acts of piracy by the Illyrians led to hostilities with Rome, and some years after the fall of Scodra in 167 b.c., the region was incorporated into the Roman Empire as the province of Illyricum.

ILLYRIA (Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Serbia; Montenegro; Slovenia)

Ancient country, along the E coast of the Adriatic Sea, now in the former Yugoslavia and Albania. It was settled in prehistoric times by warlike Illyrians. In the sixth century b.c. Greeks established several cities in the region. Philip II of Macedon failed to subdue Illyria, and in the third century b.c. an Illyrian kingdom was established with its capital at Scodra,

now Shkodër. Acts of piracy by the Illyrians led to hostilities with Rome, and some years after the fall of Scodra in 167 b.c., the region was incorporated into the Roman Empire as the province of Illyricum.

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