was settled by the Greeks in IV-III century BC
In the First century AD
, Trogir became Roman
municipality "TRAGURIUM CIVIUM ROMANORUM" joined to
Salona, center of Roman province of Dalmatia. Upon
the fall of the Roman Empire in Fifth century
Trogir has been developed as a independent town.
In the Sixth century
, the Croats settled in
Trogir area and began creating works of art. Right
from the beginning of the Middle Ages
Greek town of Tragurion felt the fire of the new
medieval culture. Builders and masons built churches
and decorated it with interlaced ornamentation.
During the Tenth century
citizens of Trogir
renewed they old municipal life of the formal Roman
"oppidum". In their struggle against the Venetians,
the kings of Hungary got Trogir to their side in
return for a guarantee of Independence. Its citizens
could freely elect their city leaders and, already
in the Eleventh century, the small community crowded
on the fortified islet, had its own Bishop who was
suffrage of the Bishop of Split.