Ochrida sentence example
- The Via Egnatia, the great Roman highway to the east, is still used; it runs from Durazzo (Dyrrhachium) to Elbassan and Ochrida.
- A new Bulgarian dynasty, that of Shishman, was founded at Ochrida after the death of Simeon.
- The hill tribes were broken by a single battle in 358, and Philip established his authority inland as far as Lake Ochrida.
- Ochrida occupies the site of the ancient Lychnidos, which was added to the Macedonian empire by Philip II.
- From the creation of the Bulgarian patriarchate of Ochrida in 893 to its abolition in 1767 the city was the ecclesiastical headquarters of the Bulgarians in the west of the Balkan Peninsula.Advertisement
- Lake Ochrida is 2260 ft.
- The principal lakes are those of Ochrida, Prespa, Scutari and Iannina.
- In 971 "the first Bulgarian empire" was overthrown by the emperor John Zimisces, but Bulgarian power was soon revived under the Shishman dynasty at Ochrida.
- In 1014 Tsar Samuel of Ochrida, who had conquered the greater part of the Peninsula, was defeated at Belasitza by the Greek emperor Basil II., and the "western Bulgarian empire" came to an end.
- He transferred the direct allegiance of the Walachian Church from the patriarchate of Ochrida in Macedonia to that of Constantinople.Advertisement
- The church was Orthodox Oriental, and depended from the patriarch of Ochrida.
- Malik, south by east of Ochrida, is drained by the Devol.
- Servian settlements exist in various parts of northern Albania; there is a strong Bulgarian colony in the neighbourhood of Dibra and Ochrida; farther south, Mount Zygos and the Pindus range - the "Great Walachia" of the middle ages - are inhabited by Vlachs or Tzintzars, who possibly number 70,000.