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(Placename) an ancient country and Roman province in N Asia Minor, on the Black Sea
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(ˌpæf ləˈgoʊ ni ə, -ˈgoʊn yə)

an ancient country and Roman province in N Asia Minor, on the S coast of the Black Sea.
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She went to the cabinet of maps and unrolled one: this morning she might make herself finally sure that Paphlagonia was not on the Levantine coast, and fix her total darkness about the Chalybes firmly on the shores of the Euxine.
Myths persist that it holds "a small tribe of forest dwellers." Into this uncharted territory marches an expedition searching for descendants of ancient Paphlagonia bordering the Black Sea.
In Appendix A, Baughan dates every one of these tombs with a question mark, most with ranges of "eighth-fifth century?" Funerary couches in tombs from sites in Lycia, Caria, and Paphlagonia carry the discussion into the fourth century BC and later.
Iulius Vehilius, praefectus classis Ponticae under Marcus Aurelius, went on to a procuratorship of Lusitania and Vettonia after repelling the Mauri from Spain, just as the Sinopean ignotus (Gavius?) became procurator of the adjacent Galatia and Paphlagonia. (45) Thus Gavius' text at Ephesus antedated his procuratorship.
First he sent an army under his cousin Andronicus to regain control of Paphlagonia (in what is now northern Turkey, on the Black Sea), while he raised an enormous imperial force, swelled by mercenary troops from Europe and Asia, and weighed down by a vast array of siege engines.
Varnja karikakujulise anuma kupa pohjale loodud neli templit (joon 4, 5) tuleks dateerida Anastasius I valitsemisajaga, kusjuures uhe templi monogramm voib kuuluda Paphlagonia Johannesele, kes oli aastal 498 comes sacrarum largitionum, s.o isik, kes vastutas riigis ja riigi jaoks valmistatud vaarisesemete kvaliteedi eest.
At empires' edge; Project Paphlagonia; regional survey in north-central Turkey.
Among his books are Through Paphlagonia with a Donkey: an Adventure in the Turkish Isfendvars, Who Really_Invented the Automobile?, Skull-duggery at the Crossroads Hamilton Romance [about Hamilton society at the end of World War II], Understanding.
He used to order the cities of Pontus and Paphlagonia to send him choirboys for a three-year period, to serve him by singing hymns to the god.