When did Thessalonica become Thessaloniki?
It is the same word Salonica or Thessaloniki or Thessalonica. You choose!
When I was there in '69, the locals called it Saloniki, though it was Thessalonica on our English map.
Thessaloniki is the name of Aexander's the Great sister and the city was called in her favor. Over the years many cultures lived in the area like the Hebrews from Spain and the Slavs. Remember that Thessaloniki was occupied for almost 500 years by the Turks. The names used during the period are Solun, Salonica, Saloniki. After the city's libetration in 1912 the official name was brought in use and the majority refers to that. Some locals still call Saloniki their city.
The German surname Honecker (e.g. former GDR head Erich Honecker who built the Berlin Wall, philosopher Martin Honecker), and (for a speaker of British English) the flowering shrub Camellia Japonica (often just called Japonica). Also the ancient Greek city of Thessalonica, now known as Thessaloniki. If you want to be a bit daring, you could do something like: While staying in old Thessalonica, I recited in tones histrionic a Whole list of names Like Augustus…
It changed as the territory was split into several provinces then changed again. The best answer is Thessalonica. _______________ Ancient Macedonia does not mean the expanded administrative provinces of Roman occupation which took for itselt the ancient Greek name. Pella remained the capital of ancient Macedonia until it was transferred to Thessaloniki by the Roman occupiers (somewhere between 90-58 BC). A 'free city' during the Roman occupation, Thessaloniki preserved the Greek language and its ethnic…
Thessalonians were citizens of the seaport capital of Macedonia called Thessalonica, which was an important trade center for the many goods either coming from or going to Rome. Known today as Salonika (officially called Thessaloniki), it is the second largest city in Greece and the principal city of the Greek portion of the Macedonia region. You may have written Thessalonia because of the three letters the Apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonians.
The Acropolis, Delph (Palace of Knossos, Roman Forum, Lykavittos, Kerameikos Archaeological Site, Technopolis, Microlimano, The Agorá, Plaka, Espalanade, Mount Athos (Temple of Poseidon) Meteora Monasteries, Rotonda, Thessaloniki Agia Sofia, Thessaloniki Monastery, Daphne Agios Nikolaos Orfanos, Thessaloniki Attica The White Tower Museum, Thessaloniki