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NOVIODUNUM (Isaccea) Dobrudja, Romania.

The principal statio of the Roman fleet on the lower Danube and an important military and commercial center in Roman and Byzantine times at a ford of the river 27 km W-NW of Tulcea. A very large civil site lies S of the fortress. In A.D. 369 the Danube was crossed by the army of the emperor Valens on the trail of the Visigoths. The peace between Valens and Athanaric was concluded here on shipboard. Excavations have identified the N side of the fortress (mostly destroyed by the Danube), the remains of some baths and a Christian basilica. The name of the site is Celtic.


Ptol. 3.10.2,5; Tab. Peut. 8.4; Ant. It. 226, 1; Not. Dig. or. 39.25.32,33; Procop. De aed. 4.11.1.

I. Barnea, EAA 5 (1963) 566-67; id., “Dinogetia et Noviodunum, deux villes byzantines du Bas-Danube,” Revue des études Sud-Est Européennes 9 (1971) 3, 349-52; TIR, L.35 (1969) s.v.; E. Popescu, “Inscrition grecque de Noviodunum (Scythie Mineure),” Klio 52 (1970) 373-78; A. Ştefan, BMI 42 (1973) 1.3-14.


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