Thayer's Note: Stevenson's "translation" of Ptolemy, to which this page belongs, is abysmally bad. It should not be used for any serious purpose. For details and correctives, see my Ptolemy homepage.
Illyriaº is terminated on the north by both Pannonias along those borders which we have referred to above; on the west by Istria along that line,
|one terminus of which is toward Upper Pannonia in||36*30||45°10|
|the other on the Adriatic in||36*30||44°50|
It is bounded on the east by Upper Moesia along the line which leads from the indicated entrance of the Save into the Danube as far as the Scardus mountains,
|the terminal position of which is in||47*00||41°40|
It is bounded on the south by the part of Macedonia along that line which runs from the indicated terminus to the Adriatic bay,
|the other terminus of which is in||45*00||41°00|
and then by the coast of the Adriatic to the indicated terminus near Istria. The several parts of its boundaries are in the following order: after Istria then the land of Italia. In Illyria:
|mouth of the Oeneus river||38*00||44°45|
|mouth of the Tedanius river||39*20||44°30|
|mouth of the Titus river||42*20||43°10|
|mouth of the Naronus river||44*30||42°20|
|mouth of the Drilo river||45*00||41°20|
The river Drilo flows from the Scardus mountains and from that other mountain which is near the middle of Upper Moesia,
|the location of which is in||45*40||42°40|
From this another river, the Drinus, joining the Save river, empties into it on the west of the town Tauruno.
The Ispydes, the Hyllaei and the Bulimenses inhabit this Istrian province bordering on the seacoast; above these in Liburnia toward the west are the Mazaei, then the Derriopes and the Derri, and above the Derriopes are the Dindari, above these are the Ditiones, and above the Derri are the Cerauni; in Dalmatia are the Daursi, below whom are the Melcomenii and the Vardaei, below these are the Narensi and the Sardiotae and below these are the Siculotae, the Docleatae, the Pirustae, and the Scirtones near Macedonia.
The inland towns of Liburnia are
The inland towns of Dalmatia are
The islands near Liburnia are Apsorrus, in which are two towns
and Curicta, in which are two towns
and the island Scardona, in which are two towns
Near Dalmatia are the islands
|Issa and the town||42*20||43°00|
|Tragurium and town||43*00||42°15|
|Pharia and town||42*00||42°20|
in 380 AD
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