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Author(s): PETOLESCU, Constantin C.
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 15 Date: 2016
The city of Philippopolis in Thrace was founded by Philip II of Macedon in 342 BC. Later, in the 6th century AD, Jordanes (Romana 4.75 and 28.16) mentions this city with the name of Pulpudeva. The existence of a dava in the Thracian area is surprising. The author searches for an explanation through the presence of a Geto-Dacian enclave in the area of Philippopolis, a toponym perceived in their language as Pulpudava, and in late antiquity (Jordanes) as Pulpudeva (= Pulpudiva, later adopted by the Slavs: Plovdiv).