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An ancient Roman province of central Europe including present-day western Hungary and the northwest Balkan Peninsula. Its people were finally subjugated by Rome in ad 9, although the province was abandoned after 395.

Pan·no′ni·an adj. & n.


(Placename) a region of the ancient world south and west of the Danube: made a Roman province in 6 ad


(pəˈnoʊ ni ə)

an ancient Roman province in central Europe, S and W of the Danube, whose territory is now mostly in Hungary and Yugoslavia.
Pan•no′ni•an, adj., n.
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Thus, Bulgaria and Serbia are referred to as Moesia (Inferior and Superior, respectively), Hungary is Pannonia, Transylvania, Moldavia and Wallachia are Dacia, the European part of Turkey is Romania, but they knew that, even if the old names were still in use, the people living there were no longer Moesians, Pannonians or Huns, Dacians or Romans, but rather Bulgarians and Serbs (Slavs), Hungarians, Romanians, Turks and Hellenes, etc.
Cymbeline's decision to rebel against the Romans is motivated in part by the precedent of the revolt by the Pannonians and Dalmatians against Roman rule in 34 BC, so once again an Eastern European location disrupts the binary of Britain and Rome (192).
Cymbeline says, "I am perfect / That the Pannonians and Dalmatians for / Their liberties are now in arms, a precedent / Which not to read would show the Britons cold" (3.1.71-74).