Lydia

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Lyd·i·a

 (lĭd′ē-ə)
An ancient country of west-central Asia Minor on the Aegean Sea in present-day northwest Turkey. Noted for its wealth and the magnificence of its capital, Sardis, it may have been the earliest kingdom to use minted coins (seventh century bc).
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Lydia

(ˈlɪdɪə)
n
(Placename) an ancient region on the coast of W Asia Minor: a powerful kingdom in the century and a half before the Persian conquest (546 bc). Chief town: Sardis
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Lyd•i•a

(ˈlɪd i ə)

n.
an ancient kingdom in W Asia Minor: under Croesus, a wealthy empire including most of Asia Minor. Cap.: Sardis.
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Noun1.Lydia - an ancient region on the coast of western Asia Minor; a powerful kingdom until conquered by the Persians in 546 BC
Anatolia, Asia Minor - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
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The Lydian empire had fallen following the rule of Croesus, and Achaemenid rule had been established; however, when Herodotus was gathering traditions, the imperial power of Athens was opposed to Achaemenid domination of Lydia, Caria and Ionia.
He came from the city of Philadelphia, which went back no further than the Hellenistic period, but it was in the territory of the ancient Lydian empire, which had fallen a thousand years before his time.