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BONO´NIA (Βονωνία).


Banostor?) a fort built by the Romans in Pannonia, opposite to Onagrinum on the Danube, in the district occupied by the Iazyges. It was the station of the fifth cohort of the fifth legion, and of a squadron of Dalmatian horsemen. (Ptol. 2.15.4; Amm. Marc. 21.9, 31.11; Itin. Anton. p. 243; Notit. Imp.)


A town of the Iapydes in Illyris Barbara, of which ruins are still extant near Bunich. (Ptol. 2.14.4, who however places this town also in Pannonia.)


A town in Upper Moesia, on the Danube, generally identified with the town of Bonus near Widdin. (Amm. Marc. 31.11; Itin. Ant. p. 219.) It is probably the same place as the Benopia (Βενοπία) mentioned by Hierocles (p. 655; comp. Procop. De Aedif. 4.6, p. 290.) [L.S]

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    • Ammianus Marcellinus, Rerum Gestarum, 21.9
    • Ammianus Marcellinus, Rerum Gestarum, 31.11
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