Sirmium

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Sirmium

(sûr`mēəm), ancient city of PannoniaPannonia
, ancient Roman province, central Europe, southwest of the Danube, including parts of modern Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia. Its natives, the warlike Pannonians, were Illyrians. Their final subjugation by Rome took place in A.D. 9.
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. The site is near modern Sremska Mitrovica, NW Serbia. Sirmium was unimportant until occupied late in the 1st cent. B.C. by the Romans in the conquest of Pannonia. It was prominent later, especially in the 3d and 4th cent. A.D., and became the chief city of Lower Pannonia.
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At the request of Duke Kocel, the ruler of the Pannonian Slavs, the pope then consecrated Methodius in 869 as the titular bishop of Syrmium, and as the archbishop of the new Moravian-Pannonian archdiocese, making it more than clear that Methodius was the legitimate archbishop of all the the Slavs united in Rastislav's Great Moravia and in the Balkans.
XVI, 5), erau amintiti Epenet si Andronic, care au intemeiat Biserica din Syrmium.
But it wasn't until after Constantine's edict of Milan in 313 allowed the unrestricted freedom of Christian worship that an obscure bishopric was officially established in Syrmium (Sirmium) in what is today Serbia, bordering the scarcely inhabited Pannonian wilderness, as the Romans called it.