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Dardapara (Greek : Δαρδάπαρα [1] ) was two Thracian [2] localities in the Dardania-Remesiana regions (Moesia), present Serbia. [3]

Greek language Language spoken in Greece, Cyprus and Southern Albania

Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece, Cyprus and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, spanning more than 3000 years of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the major part of its history; other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary, were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin, Cyrillic, Armenian, Coptic, Gothic, and many other writing systems.


The Dardani, or Dardanians (Δαρδανίωνες) were an Indo-European tribe which settled in the region that took its name from them of Dardania, at the Thraco-Illyrian contact zone. Their identification as either an Illyrian or Thracian tribe is uncertain. They and their territory were by most writers not considered part of Illyria.


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Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I (r. 527-565) rebuilt Dardapara. [4]

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A Dardapara has been connected with Grdelica, in Leskovac, southern Serbia. [5]

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    • Procopii Caesariensis opera omnia. Edited by J. Haury; revised by G. Wirth. 3 vols. Leipzig: Teubner, 1976-64. Greek text.
  1. Vladimir Georgiev (Gheorghiev), Raporturile dintre limbile dacă, tracă şi frigiană, "Studii Clasice" Journal, II, 1960, 39-58.
  2. Proc. Aed. 120,27-123,39 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-03. Retrieved 2009-01-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. Of the Buildings of Justinian
  4. Balkansko ezikoznanie