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- a region to the north-east of Macedonia
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+ Thracian , Thracians
Lysimachus fights against Seuthes in Thrace.
defeated and captured by the Thracian king Dromichaetes, but they
Cambaules leads a band of Gauls in a raid into Thrace.
The Gauls occupy Thrace.
Nicomedes helps the Gauls to cross over from Thrace to Asia.
_438, a decree of Delphi in honour of Cotys, king of the Thracians.
Ptolemy "the Son" is killed by Thracian mercenaries.
Ptolemy gains possession of Thrace.
olemaeus "Andromachou" is killed in Ephesus by Thracian mercenaries.
Ptolemy appoints Hippomedon of Sparta to be governor of Thrace.
avarus, the king of the Thracian Gauls, offers assistance to Byzant
8, drafts of letters concerning taxes in Lesbos, Thrace, and Lycia
The Thracians sack Lysimacheia.
Antiochus protects Byzantium against the Thracians.
Manlius leaves Asia and is ambushed while returning through Thrace
go to Thessalonice to learn about Philippus's activities in Thrace
The Thracian king Abrupolis invades Macedonia.
The Thracians prevent the Bastarnae from migrating.
to his winter quarters in Macedonia; and Cotys returns to Thrace
The Thracian garrison is tricked into leaving Amphipolis.
from Cotys the king of the Thracians persuades the senate to relea
Andriscus crosses to Thrace, where he is welcomed by a chieftain
War between Attalus of Pergamum and Diegylus the Thracian.
of Sestus acts as envoy to Straton, the Attalid general in Thrace
The Thracians put their king Zibelmius to death.
The Thracians attack Sestus.
triumphs on the same day, from Sardinia and Thrace respectively
The triumph of Minucius, over the Scordisci and Thracians.
The Romans defeat a band of Thracians in Macedonia.
The Thracians, led by their king Sothinus, invade Macedonia, but
The Thracians invade Epirus and plunder the temple at Dodona.
The Thracians invade Macedonia again.
punitive expedition against the Dardani and other Thracian tribes
ed by fire during a raid by Thracians and Illyrians; L.Scipio respo
onia against raids from the Thracian tribes living near Mt.Rhodope.
Curio advances into Thrace, as far as the river Danube.
The triumph of C.Curio, over the Thracians.
The triumph of M.Lucullus, over the Thracians.
Macedonia, fights unsuccessfully against the Dardani and Thracians
Brutus attacks the Bessi, a Thracian tribe.
the sons of Phineus the Thracian, who slew their father's
father, Philippus, by a Thracian woman named Philinna)
nophon also mentions the Thracian suppers in the seventh
the liquor went round, a Thracian came in, having a white
says, "that some of the Thracians at their drinking parti
fter them three thousand Thracians and five thousand Galat
ing large armies against Thrace and Macedonia, and every
him from Cotys, king of Thrace, Cleisophus, who was prese
Seuthes the king of the Thracians, who is mentioned by
them out to Sosias the Thracian to work in the silver
oxen around Mosynus, in Thrace, eat fish, which are given
his Commentary on the Thracian Women of Cratinus, calls
king of that tribe of Thracians called Crobyzi, and tha
as there are men who go & To Thrace and then come back
when he subdued Thrace, there came to him Cothelas, the
& Abrotonum was but a Thracian woman, & But for the wea
son of a courtesan, a Thracian by birth, but, except
Athen_* 13.593-597 *
gainst Ptolemy by the Thracians at Ephesus, and when
Fierce rushing down from Thrace, with rapid fire, & Urged
named after Magodis, who was a Thracian by birth. But Apol
her instrument which the Thracian kings use in their banqu
the Bessi and the rest of the Thracians. CIL_1 .2662
the throne as king of Thrace, he was so puffed up with
nraged at what the Thracians had done to Diēgylis ,
Cotys, the king of the Thracians, and asked him to summo
on either edge like those of Thracians ; - . . . and the
as well as Europe as far as Thrace. Everywhere he erect
gians - for 85 years The Thracians - for 79 years The Rhod
machus was king of Thrace and the Chersonese, and now over
the help of the Thracians he conquered Macedonia, but
ruling in Lydia opposite Thrace and Seleucus was ruling
forced by Attalus to flee to Thrace, where he died. Sele
llespont, and landing in Thrace, passed the winter season
a town in Etrura Getae Thracian tribe, by the river Danu
Capruarius, proconsul, & from Thrace, id. Quint. (15th
sul, & [over the Scordisci and Thracians, [ ...]k.Sext.
.n. Crassus, proconsul, & from Thrace and the Getae, 4 non
ardanians, Moesians, and Thracians it warred; and it reach
was run across to Thrace on the occasion of the Macedonia
and Syria; Lysimachus in Thrace; and Seleucus in Babylonia
ully against the Illyrians and Thracians, and destroyed
Lysimachus ruled over Lydia, Thrace and the Hellespont.
[1709 in Ar.] Lysimachia in Thrace was founded. 118.4
Ar.] The Romans defeated the Thracians. 170.2 . 
own for the third time, by the Thracians. The Capitolium
indelici and the tribes around Thrace under Roman rule.
(early 2nd cent.) se name is Zopyra, a Thracian by race, [and] two h
he bare the name of a Thracian among the Jews whereupon
uering the Scythians and Thracians I did not employ the
Julian:Mis_* 348-350 *
the Arabs and Celts and Thracians and Paeonians, and thos
elf, though my family is Thracian, am a Greek in my habits
petual contests with the Thracians and Illyrians, and, bei
of his army, to subdue Thrace, and other kingdoms in tho
and the silver ones in Thrace, 13 and, to leave no law
another the Illyrians, Thracians, Dardanians, and other
xcited the Illyrians and Thracians by describing the enemy
hrygia fell to Leonatus; Thrace, and the coasts of the Pon
with Doricetes, king of Thrace, and not wishing to have
then made war on Thrace, and afterwards on Heraclea, a
Asia, and partly into Thrace, and then returned, by
through Illyricum and Thrace, having traversed those
nian, who ruled over Thynia in Thrace. In this war many
daybreak the Romans and Thracians attacked bravely, and
(c. 246) d the Hellespont and Thrace, and of all the militar
tle at last, laments the Thracian Itys, even such the plai
very prosperous city in Thrace, which gave rise to a prov
the Chalcidians of the Thracian sea-board were harassed
Cleon to command an army in Thrace, he was condemned
coastal-dwellers, the Thracians of the Propontis and
es, the king of the Crobyzi, a Thracian tribe.  & Athe
emetrius marched towards Thrace with all possible speed,
invaded Macedonia from Thrace; and Pyrrhus entering it
michaetes, who, though a Thracian and barbarian, had treat
eived a side blow from a Thracian, which brought him to
YS. Poltys king of Thrace, in the Trojan war, being solici
rcome by Dromichaetas in Thrace and constrained by thirst,
berate the Greeks that were in Thrace. These sent an embas
emetalces, king of Thrace, forsook Antonius and went over
tus was soon banished to Thrace, and when Demosthenes arri
to a city and lands in Thrace assigned them by Antipater
Clearchus was in Thrace, his army was seized by a ground
which he had captured in Thrace, he was unable to complete
tch the movements of the Thracians, while he himself advan
icrates was making a raid into Thrace. When his troops fle
rates. 41 & In the Thracian war, when the enemy were encam
uring an expedition into Thrace, he heard that the Thracia
During a raid into Thrace, Iphicrates encamped on an open
tured many of the Odrysians in Thrace. When he was being
& When he was in Thrace, and the weather was very severe
captured by the king of Thrace, he hid himself in a load
hoplites and a thousand Thracians, to guard his satrapy.&
rrived at the straits of Thrace, he not only stripped Andr
ieged Cypsela, a city in Thrace, he had in his army many
renii and Sycaeboae, two Thracian tribes, were chosen from
haetes was king of Thrace, and Lysimachus was king of Mace
hat he was on his way to Thrace, to deliver a secret messa
the Getae were enemies of the Thracians. They disembarked
hundred Macedonian and Thracian cavalrymen, along with
hem, and slew them.  & The Thracians. The Thracians
and some in another, a Thracian cavalry leader entered
feated the Illyrians and Thracians, conquered Greece and
ians (or Moesians) who live in Thrace.  [280.K] & Str
ough all Pella and Thrace and Macedonia the people celebra
PsCallisth_* 1.25-27 *
Thessalians & and of the Thracians & and Lacedemonians &
child, & The secret gift in Thrace of the foam-born.
tan, Stasanor, Heracleides the Thracian . . . from Europus
yniaca'. A city in Thrace near Macedonia, which Alexander
(171/0) ng against] the Thracians, our [friends and allies,
ted by Ptolemy to govern Thrace, and Chremonides and Glauc
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