Illyrian state was considered from the classical sources, Illyrian opposed to Dardanian , Taulanti, etc, where its rulers were referred as Illyrians. According to Fanula Papazoglu, the Illyrian Kingdom began towards the end of the 5th Century B.C. with King Sirrhas, and continued without a break till the 2nd century B.C., when the Romans took prisoner the last of the Illyrian Kings, Genthios. The most glorious pages of Illyrian history began with the rule of King Pleuratus, around 260 B.C., and was continued with the rule of his son Agron. During this time the Illyrian state found itself in the center between Macedonia, Issa, and various northern Greek political unions and the new factor emerging in the area, Rome.