geographical name \ˈmē-sh(ē-)ə\

Definition of MOESIA

ancient country & Roman province SE Europe in modern Serbia & Bulgaria S of the Danube from the Drina to the Black Sea


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Province of the Roman Empire, southeastern Europe. Bordered by the Danube River and the Black Sea, it was conquered by Rome (30–28 BC) and became a Roman province in AD 15. During the Dacian Wars (AD 85–89) it was divided into two provinces: Moesia Superior and Moesia Inferior. Despite barbarian invasions, it remained part of the Eastern Roman Empire until the 7th century, when it was occupied by Slavs and Bulgarians.


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