Mysia

Mysia
Mysian, adj., n.
/mish"ee euh/, n.
an ancient country in NW Asia Minor.

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▪ ancient district, Turkey
      ancient district in northwest Anatolia adjoining the Sea of Marmara on the north and the Aegean Sea on the west. A vague inland perimeter was bounded by the districts of Lydia on the south and Phrygia and Bithynia on the east. Mysia designated a geographic rather than a political territory and encompassed Aeolis, Troas, and the region surrounding Pergamum.

      Homer mentioned the Mysians (for whom the region was named) as primitive allies of the Trojans, but historically there is no record of their action as an independent nation. Mysia was ruled successively by Lydia, Persia, and Pergamum, after which it was incorporated into the Roman province of Asia (129 BC).

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  • Mysia — [mish′ē ə] ancient region in NW Asia Minor, on the Propontis Mysian adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Mysia — For other uses, see Mysia (disambiguation). Mysia Ancient Region of Anatolia Location North western Anatolia Largest city Pergamon Roman province Asia …   Wikipedia

  • Mysia — geographical name ancient country NW Asia Minor bordering on the Propontis • Mysian adjective or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mysia —    A province in the north west of Asia Minor. On his first voyage to Europe (Acts 16:7, 8) Paul passed through this province and embarked at its chief port Troas …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Mysia — Part of N. Asia Minor on the Aegean Sea; Paul passed through two of its cities (Troas, Acts 16:8, and Assos, Acts 20:13) …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Mysia — n. (Archaic) former country in northwestern Asia …   English contemporary dictionary

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