Where was Located Ancient Stridon? Review of the Most Important Hypotheses of its Location


Abstract

The first attempts to locate Jerome’s Stidon Hieronim in the 17th century were based on similarities in the sound of the names of some of today's cities with ancient Stridon and conditioned more by local patriotism than by scientific rigor. In this way Stridon was identified with Zdrinja/Sdringa in Istria, with Zrin in Medumurje in Pannonia or with Strigovo in Dalmatia. Based on the description of Jerome of De viris illustribus, Frane Bulić proposed Grahovo, but this hypothesis was rejected by most researchers. The most convincing proved to be the hypothesis of Mate Suić, according to which Stridon was in Dalmatia, specifically in Liburni, while in the sense of state and church administration it belonged to the city of Tarsatica, today's Rjeka in Croatia. The latest hypothesis of Lujo Magnetić, who proposes to perceive the borderland mentioned by Jerome as a border between Dalmatia and Panonia Secunda, i.e. on today's Bosnia-Herzegovina, on the line above Bania-Luka - Doboj is not convincing.


Keywords

Jerome; Stridon; location; Frane Bulić; Lujo Magnetić; Mate Suić; Dalmatia; Panonia

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Published : 2020-12-15


Misiarczyk, L. (2020). Where was Located Ancient Stridon? Review of the Most Important Hypotheses of its Location. Vox Patrum, 76, 29-48. https://doi.org/10.31743/vp.9498

Leszek Misiarczyk  lmisiarczyk@o2.pl
Instytut Nauk Historycznych na Wydziale Nauk Historycznych i Społecznych Uniwersytetu Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie  Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9511-6174




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