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An ancient region of northwest Asia Minor. It passed successively to Lydia, Persia, Macedon, Syria, Pergamum, and Rome.

My′si·an adj. & n.
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1. (Placename) of or relating to Mysia, an ancient region in Asia Minor, or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Mysia, an ancient region in Asia Minor, or its inhabitants
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Mysia
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Everything irrational should, if possible, be excluded; or, at all events, it should lie outside the action of the play (as, in the Oedipus, the hero's ignorance as to the manner of Laius' death); not within the drama,--as in the Electra, the messenger's account of the Pythian games; or, as in the Mysians, the man who has come from Tegea to Mysia and is still speechless.
And Auge bare Telephus of the stock of Areas, king of the Mysians, being joined in love with the mighty Heracles when he was journeying in quest of the horses of proud Laomedon -- horses the fleetest of foot that the Asian land nourished, -- and destroyed in battle the tribe of the dauntless Amazons and drove them forth from all that land.
Chromis, and Ennomus the augur, led the Mysians, but his skill in augury availed not to save him from destruction, for he fell by the hand of the fleet descendant of Aeacus in the river, where he slew others also of the Trojans.
He covers Mysian Telephus and the Aristophanic brand, visualizing the comic, members only: satyrism and satire in late-fifth-century comedy, poetic failure and comic success in Aristophanes' Peace, old comedy and lyric poetry, and the feminine mistake: household economy in Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae.
The death of Ladon balances the abduction of Hylas as the punishment for the transgression of the Mysian nymph is displaced and transferred to her sisters in the Hesperides."
The ancient city of Labranda was sacred to the Carian and Mysian civilizations.
[Telephus moved Nereus's grandson, against whom he had defiantly marshaled the ranks of the Mysians and against whom he had hurled pointed weapons.] Ovid picks up the thread and, writing plaintively from exile to Messalinus in Ex Ponto 2.2.26, says that he will not fear his anger, for after all "the Pelian spear helped the Mysian chieftain" (profuit et Myso Pelias hasta duci).