Oescus


Oescus
A caryatid from Ulpia Oescus at the Pleven history museum

Oescus, or Palatiolon [1] Palatiolum[2], (in Bulgarian Улпия Ескус) was an ancient town in Moesia, northwest of the modern Bulgarian city of Pleven, near the village of Gigen. It is a Daco-Moesian toponym. Ptolemy calls it a Triballian town, but it later became Roman. It was linked by a bridge over Danube with ancient city Sucidava (modern day Corabia - Romania) by Constantin the Great[3].

Contents

Ancient sources

Ptolemy's Geographia

Tabula Peutingeriana

Etimology

History

Dacian town

Roman times

The link with the rest of the empire were the roads:

  • Via Egnatia-Danube

Heraclea LyncestisStobi – Pautalia – Serdica – Oescus, having the following stations: Heraclea Lyncestis – Ceramiae – Stobi – Astibos – Tranupara – Pautalia – Aelea – Serdica [4]

  • Philippopolis – Oescus

Philippopolis ‐ Viamata (Vojnjagovo‐„Gorni Stenici”) – Sub Radice (Hristo Danovo) – Montemno (Beklemeto‐„Karcovija Buk”) – Ad Radices (Beli Osăm/Kamen Most) – Sostra (Lomec) – Melta (Loveč) – Doriones – Storgosia (Pleven) – Ad Putea (Riben) – Oescus[5]


Archaeology


See also

Notes

  1. ^ Olga Karagiorgou egg.mnir.ro/pdf/Karagiorgou_Container.PDF
  2. ^ Procopius of Cesarea, De aedificiis: IV, 5, 6; FHDR: II, 463.
  3. ^ International Database Of Structures http://en.structurae.de/structures/data/index.cfm?ID=s0003933
  4. ^ Băjenaru FORTIFICAȚII MINORE ÎN SPAȚIUL BALCANO‐DUNĂREAN DE LA DIOCLETIAN LA IUSTINIAN http://www.unibuc.ro/studies/Doctorate20073/Constantin%20Bajenaru%20-%20Fortificatii%20Minore%20In%20Spatiul%20Balcano-Dunarean%20de%20la%20Diocletian%20la%20Iustinian/BAJENARU_Fortificatii%20minore%20%5BRezumat%20teza%5D.pdf
  5. ^ Băjenaru FORTIFICAȚII MINORE ÎN SPAȚIUL BALCANO‐DUNĂREAN DE LA DIOCLETIAN LA IUSTINIAN http://www.unibuc.ro/studies/Doctorate20073/Constantin%20Bajenaru%20-%20Fortificatii%20Minore%20In%20Spatiul%20Balcano-Dunarean%20de%20la%20Diocletian%20la%20Iustinian/BAJENARU_Fortificatii%20minore%20%5BRezumat%20teza%5D.pdf

References

Ancient

Modern

Further reading

External links

Coordinates: 43°42′N 24°29′E / 43.7°N 24.483°E / 43.7; 24.483