Asia Minor


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Asia Minor

A peninsula of western Asia between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. It is generally conterminous with Asian Turkey and is usually considered synonymous with Anatolia.

Asia Minor

n
1. (Placename) the historical name for Anatolia
2. (Historical Terms) the historical name for Anatolia

A′sia Mi′nor


n.
a peninsula in W Asia between the Black and Mediterranean seas, including most of Asian Turkey. Compare Anatolia.
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Noun1.Asia Minor - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of TurkeyAsia Minor - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
Battle of Granicus River, Granicus - the battle in which Alexander won his first major victory against the Persians (334 BC)
battle of Ipsus, Ipsus - a battle between the successors of Alexander the Great (301 BC); Lysimachus and Seleucus defeated Antigonus and Demetrius
battle of Issus, Issus - a battle (333 BC) in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians under Darius III
Bithynia - an ancient country in northwestern Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; was absorbed into the Roman Empire by the end of the 1st century BC
Cappadocia - an ancient country is eastern Asia Minor
Galatia - an ancient country in central Asia Minor
Phrygia - an ancient country in western and central Asia Minor
Pontus - an ancient region of northern Asia Minor on the Black Sea; it reached its height under Mithridates VI but was later incorporated into the Roman Empire
Aeolia, Aeolis - an ancient coastal region of northwestern Asia Minor (including Lesbos) where the Aeolians founded several cities around 1100 BC
Lycia - an ancient region on the coast of southwest Asia Minor
Lydia - an ancient region on the coast of western Asia Minor; a powerful kingdom until conquered by the Persians in 546 BC
Ephesus - an ancient Greek city on the western shore of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; site of the Temple of Artemis; was a major trading center and played an important role in early Christianity
Ilion, Ilium, Troy - an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
Ionia - region of western Asia Minor colonized by ancient Greeks
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
malik - the leader of a town or community in some parts of Asia Minor and the Indian subcontinent; "maliks rule the hinterland of Afghanistan under the protection of warlords"
Translations
Vähä-Aasia
Mala Azija
Kis-Ázsia
小アジア
Lilleasia

Asia Minor

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Asia Minor

nKleinasien nt

Asia Minor

nAsia minore
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Nearly all oblong or circular, and as if traced with the compass, they seem to form one vast archipelago, equal to that charming group lying between Greece and Asia Minor, and which mythology in ancient times adorned with most graceful legends.
I did not suspect that there were Millers in Asia Minor, but a gentleman tells me that they had it all set for the world to come to an end in Smyrna one day about three years ago.
As for Erik, he went to Asia Minor and thence to Constantinople, where he entered the Sultan's employment.
Or, if the Nautilus did emerge, nothing was to be seen but the pilot's cage; and sometimes it went to great depths, for, between the Grecian Archipelago and Asia Minor we could not touch the bottom by more than a thousand fathoms.
Was there not the geography of Asia Minor, in which her slackness had often been rebuked by Mr.
He is generally supposed to have been a Greek of Asia Minor, of one of the Ionic Colonies, but the exact period in which he lived and wrote is yet unsettled.
I have, therefore, received a very good education, and have been treated by these kidnappers very much as the slaves were treated in Asia Minor, whose masters made them grammarians, doctors, and philosophers, in order that they might fetch a higher price in the Roman market." Monte Cristo smiled with satisfaction; it appeared as if he had not expected so much from M.
(40) A Greek of Asia Minor, author of the "Description of Greece" (on which he was still engaged in 173 A.D.).
(Hang it all, what a lot I am drinking!) Do you know, I always, from the very beginning, regretted that it wasn't your sister's fate to be born in the second or third century A.D., as the daughter of a reigning prince or some governor or pro-consul in Asia Minor. She would undoubtedly have been one of those who would endure martyrdom and would have smiled when they branded her bosom with hot pincers.
I presume "middle" means "middle between the two Greek-speaking countries of Asia Minor and Sicily, with South Italy"; for that parts of Sicily and also large parts, though not the whole of South Italy, were inhabited by Greek-speaking races centuries before the Dorian colonisations can hardly be doubted.
The Morphology of Asia Minor Greek: Selected Topics
He taught and defended the Christian religion in Asia Minor and Rome, Italy, where he suffered martyrdom and died fighting for his faith in 165 A.D.

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