A Roman province which is in the NW of the Balkan peninsula. Paul claims to have preached as far as Illyricum (Rom. 15:19) at the time of writing. Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin (known as the Vulgate) was born in Illyricum about 342 CE.

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  • ILLYRICUM — quod ILLYRIS Prol. et Lucano Civ. Bell. l. 4. v. 433. Illyria Steph. regio est in ora maris Hadriatici, Italiae opposita, cuius termini non ab omnibus iisdem limitibus circum scribuntur. Plin. l. 3. c. 21. 22. et 26. enim hanc inter Asium et… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Illyricum — can refer to:* Illyricum (Roman province)* Diocese of Illyricum* Praetorian prefecture of Illyricum …   Wikipedia

  • Illyricum — [i lir′i kəm] Roman province including Illyria; later, Roman prefecture including much of the Balkan Peninsula & some of the area north of the Adriatic …   English World dictionary

  • Illyricum — Illyrien (altgr. Illyris Ἰλλυρίς) ist eine antike Bezeichnung für das Land der Illyrer im Westen der Balkanhalbinsel. Nach Eroberung des Gebietes durch die Römer wurde es zu einer römischen Provinz mit wechselndem Umfang: lat. Illyricum.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Illyricum —    A country to the north west of Macedonia, on the eastern shores of the Adriatic, now almost wholly comprehended in Dalmatia, a name formerly given to the southern part of Illyricum (2 Tim. 4:10). It was traversed by Paul in his third… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Illyricum —    A fourth century prefecture (q.v.) in the Balkan Peninsula (q.v.) comprising Pannonia, Macedonia, and Dacia (qq.v.). It was divided into two parts after 395. Justinian I (q.v.) transferred the capital of the prefecture to Justiniana Prima (q.v …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Illyricum — geographical name province of Roman Empire in Illyria …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Illyricum — Illyrie Illyrie, Province romaine L Illyrie est un royaume des côtes de la rive orientale de l Adriatique, correspondant à peu près à l Ouest de la Croatie, de la Slovénie et de l Albanie actuelle. Les Illyriens apparaissent vers le …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Illyricum — /i lear i keuhm/, n. a Roman province in ancient Illyria. * * * …   Universalium

  • Illyricum — noun Name of the ancient Roman province at the Balkan Peninsula …   Wiktionary