Triballians

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  • During his reign he experienced attacks from the Triballians and lost many of his territories.
  • The Triballians retreated to a gorge, where they were drawn out by Alexander's light infantry.
  • From the 11th century until the fall of the Byzantine Empire, the Serbs were called Triballians in Byzantine works.
  • The term "Triballians" appears frequently in Byzantine and other European works of the Middle Ages, referring exclusively to Serbs.
  • As analysed by some modern scholars, the ancient authors used the name Moesi speculatively to designate Triballians and also Getic and Dacian communities.
  • He therefore crossed Mount Haemus (the Balkan) and marched into the territory of the Triballians, defeated their forces, and pursued them to the Danube, which he crossed. Cited from A Smaller History of Greece, by William Smith
  • Next an embassy from the Olympians appears on the scene, consisting of Heracles, Posidon and a god from the savage regions of the Triballians. Cited from The Eleven Comedies: Volume 2, Aristophanes
  • In pursuit of this opinion, he reduced the barbarians to tranquility, and put an end to all fear of war from them, by a rapid expedition into their country as far as the river Danube, where he gave Syrmus, king of the Triballians, an entire overthrow. Cited from Plutarch's Lives, A. H. Clough,
  • There are only three delegates: the brother of Zeus, Poseidon, the oafish Heracles and some even more oafish god worshipped by barbarians called Triballians.
  • Alexander then returned to Macedonia in the hope of being able to begin his Persian expedition in the spring of B.C. 335; but reports of disturbances among the Thracians and Triballians diverted his attention to that quarter. Cited from A Smaller History of Greece, by William Smith
  • They fought under king Langarus with the Macedonians against the Triballians in 335 BC and succeeded in protecting the lands of Alexander and were thus rewarded with the right to govern themselves, a move that led to a long-lasting and most reliable alliance.
  • The Paleo-Balkan Thracians inhabited the area in the Iron Age, and Triballians dwelled here prior to the Celtic invasion in 279 BC which established the Scordisci as masters of the region.
  • In 335 BC Alexander felt free to engage the Thracians and the Illyrians, but, while he was campaigning in the north, Demosthenes spread a rumor -- even producing a bloodstained messenger -- that Alexander and all of his expeditionary force had been slaughtered by the Triballians.
  • The Serbs are referred to as Srblji in early Slavonic texts which also is the rendering of the name for Triballians, a Thracian people living in South Serbia and Western Bulgaria, the town of Trebinje evolved into a Serbian Zhupanate of Travunia (referred to as Tribalia in many medieval sources).