(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
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
(1970) 373-78; A. Ştefan, BMI
42 (1973) 1.3-14.