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An ancient region of central Asia Minor in modern-day central Turkey. It was settled c. 1200 bc and flourished from the eighth to the sixth century, after which it came under the influence of Lydia, Persia, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium.
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(Placename) an ancient country of W central Asia Minor
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(ˈfrɪdʒ i ə)

an ancient country in central and NW Asia Minor.
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Noun1.Phrygia - an ancient country in western and central Asia MinorPhrygia - an ancient country in western and central Asia Minor
Colossae - an ancient city in south western Phrygia in Asia Minor; site of an early Christian Church
Anatolia, Asia Minor - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
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Sardis, the capital of Lydia; Samos, a Greek island; Mesembria, an ancient colony in Thrace; and Cotiaeum, the chief city of a province of Phrygia, contend for the distinction of being the birthplace of Aesop.
When I was in Phrygia I saw much horsemen, the people of Otreus and of Mygdon, who were camping upon the banks of the river Sangarius; I was their ally, and with them when the Amazons, peers of men, came up against them, but even they were not so many as the Achaeans."
Are you going to send me afield still further to some man whom you have taken up in Phrygia or fair Meonia?
Otreus of famous name is my father, if so be you have heard of him, and he reigns over all Phrygia rich in fortresses.
I thought I was following in the footsteps of Achilles and should have the glory of conquering a new Ilium for Greece; actually, as I see today, it was absolutely necessary to drive the Persians back from the Aegean Sea; and I drove them back, my dear master, so thoroughly that I occupied the whole of Bithynia, Phrygia, and Cappadocia, laid waste Cilicia, and only stopped at Tarsus.
Sextius Niger, a contemporary of Julius Caesar,(7) won Seneca's admiration for couching his essentially Roman approach to philosophy in Greek.(8) One of the most influential philosophers of the first century A.D., Musonius Rufus, the instructor of Epictetus and Dio of Prusa, was a native of Volsinii but taught his pupils in Greek.(9) That Epictetus himself wrote Greek rather than Latin was due to the dominance of Greek in philosophical discourse, rather than to his birth in Phrygia, for he came to Rome as a very young slave, and it was in Rome that he studied philosophy.(10)
Are the martyrs of Lyons, most of whom apparently emigrated from Asia and Phrygia (see App.
Assyria was the leading state in the Fertile Crescent but was checked by a number of neighbors of comparable power, including Urartu to the north, Babylonia to the east, Phrygia to the west, and Damascus to the south, with Egypt further away (Israel, divided by civil war, was subject to Damascus).
there were many more Jews living outside Palestine than in it; they were especially heavily concentrated in Egypt and the Fertile Crescent, and could be found in large numbers throughout Asia Minor (including remote and basically unurbanized regions like Phrygia and Galatia), in smaller numbers in Greece and the adjacent regions and, starting in the first century B.C.E., in ever-increasing numbers in Rome and other cities of Italy and of North Africa.
Della Valle's tragic outlook further underlies his tragicomedy Adelonda di Frigia (1595; "Adelonda of Phrygia"), in which the heroine's ideals are contrasted with a barbarous reality.
Basilius has often been justly contrasted with Euarchus, whom Annabel Patterson refers to as his "antitype"; unlike Basilius, Euarchus resorts to severe punitive justice, believing with Machiavelli that a prince must guard by any means "the majesty of his dignity, which must never be allowed to fail in anything whatsoever."(22) opposing Basilius to Euarchus, however, has obscured the way in which Basilius balances another unsuccessful ruler, the King of Phrygia, who relies as exclusively on fear to avoid contempt as Basilius does on love, with equal success.
She pretends not to see them and recapitulates, together with her servant, Phrygia, the directions to the country house where the rival customer, the soldier (365), is staying at the moment.