geographical name ancient country W central Asia Minor divided about 400 B.C. into Greater Phrygia (the inland region) & Lesser Phrygia (region along the Dardanelles)

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  • PHRYGIA — PHRYGIA, district in central Asia Minor, part of the Roman province of Asia after the death of Attalus III (133 B.C.E.), the last king of pergamum . A Jewish community was established in Phrygia no later than the end of the third century B.C.E.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Phrygia — PHRYGIA, æ, Gr. Φρυγία, ας, (⇒ Tab. II.) des Arges Frau, mit welcher er den Deusus, Atron und die Atreneste zeugete. Philosteph. ap. Steph. Byz. in Ἀρτηνή …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • Phrygia — [frij′ē ə] ancient country in WC Asia Minor …   English World dictionary

  • Phrygia — In antiquity, Phrygia ( el. Φρυγία) was a kingdom in the west central part of Anatolia, in what is now modern day Turkey. The Phrygians (Phruges or Phryges) initially lived in the Southern Balkans; according to Herodotus, under the name of… …   Wikipedia

  • PHRYGIA — I. PHRYGIA locus Oetae montis, ubi combustus Hercules, ἀπὸ τοὺ πεφρύχθαι ἐκεῖ τὸν Η῾ρακλέα. Item, locus inter Boeotiam et Atticam, sic dictus propter φρύγανα, quibus oppletus esset; dicuntur autem φρύγανα Graecis, item φρύγια, cremia, fomites,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Phrygia — /frij ee euh/, n. an ancient country in central and NW Asia Minor. * * * Ancient district, west central Anatolia. It was named for a people whom the Greeks called Phryges and who dominated Anatolia between the Hittite collapse (12th century BC)… …   Universalium

  • Phrygia —    Dry, an irregular and ill defined district in Asia Minor. It was divided into two parts, the Greater Phrygia on the south, and the Lesser Phrygia on the west. It is the Greater Phrygia that is spoken of in the New Testament. The towns of… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Phrygia —    Landlocked region of rugged topography in west central Asia Minor (q.v.), traversed by major military roads, along which the strategic military station of Dorylaion (q.v.) was situated. Other important cities included Kotyaion, Synada,… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Phrygia — Kleinasien in der Antike Phrygien ist die antike Bezeichnung einer Region im westlichen Zentral Kleinasien. Sie grenzte im Osten an Kappadokien, im Süden an Pisidien und Lykaonien, im Westen an Lydien, im Nordwesten und Norden an Bithynien und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Phrygia — noun /ˈfrɪdʒ.i.ə/ Ancient kingdom in the west central part of Anatolia, in what is now modern day Turkey. Capital: Gordium …   Wiktionary

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