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Mysia

(mĭsh`ēə), ancient region, NW Asia Minor. It was N of Lydia and its coast faced Lesbos. Mysia was not a political unit, and it passed successively to Lydia, Persia, Macedon, Syria, Pergamum, and Rome.

Mysia

 

an ancient country in northwestern Asia Minor located in the northwestern part of modern Turkey.

The population of Mysia included Mysians, Phrygians, Trojans, and Aeolians. Mysia was conquered in the seventh century B.C. by the Lydians, in the mid-sixth century by the Persians, and at the end of the fourth century by Alexander of Macedon.

In the second and third centuries B.C., Mysia became the most important part of the kingdom of Pergamum. In 133 B.C., Mysia was absorbed into the Roman province of Asia. In the late Roman period, Mysia became a separate province known as the Hellespont.

myrtle

1. any evergreen shrub or tree of the myrtaceous genus Myrtus, esp M. communis, a S European shrub with pink or white flowers and aromatic blue-black berries
2. short for crape myrtle
3. bog myrtle
4. creeping or trailing myrtle US and Canadian another name for periwinkle (the plant)

Mysia

an ancient region in the NW corner of Asia Minor
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Bouzek's treatment of the Thracian tribes and probable movements into Asia Minor is authoritative and interesting: among others, the Brygi and Phrygians, the Moesians and Mysians, the Dardanians and Dardanoi, the Thyni and Bythinians, as well as the Edonians and Treres are all discussed at length.