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Nicomedia

(nĭkōmē`dēə), ancient city, NW Asia Minor, near the Bosporus, in present-day Turkey. Refounded (264 B.C.) by Nicomedes I of BithyniaBithynia
, ancient country of NW Asia Minor, in present-day Turkey. The original inhabitants were Thracians who established themselves as independent and were given some autonomy after Cyrus the Great incorporated Bithynia into the Persian Empire.
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 to replace Astacus as his capital, it flourished for centuries. The Goths sacked the city in A.D. 258. Diocletian chose it for the eastern imperial capital, but it was soon superseded by Byzantium (Constantinople). The modern city on its site is Izmit.

Nicomedia

 

(now Izmit, Turkey), ancient city in Bithynia, founded in 264 B.C. by Nicomedes I as the capital of Bithynia. From 74 B.C., when Bithynia became a Roman province, Nicomedia was the province’s capital. In the fourth century A.D. it was the residence of the Roman emperors Diocletian and Constantine the Great, during which time it acquired great cultural significance and was called the Athens of Bithynia. Situated on the route from Asia Minor to the Balkans, Nicomedia was a major trade and artisan center in the classical and Byzantine periods. In 1337 it was captured by the Turks and subsequently renamed Izmit.

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De fato, apesar de o registro da ideologia politica parta com relacao ao resgate de seus vinculos artificiais com a dinastia Aquemenida ter penetrado essa tradicao literaria cerca de quinze anos antes da redacao da Parthica de Arriano, o historiador de Nicomedia foi provavelmente um dos ultimos autores romanos a ter acesso a chamada "tradicao de Apolodoro" (com informacoes confluentes, dos seguidores do historiador greco-parto a Arriano, na historiografia romana, passando por autores como Ateneu, Estrabao e Pompeio Trogo; cf.
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In fact, the historical detail only serves to characterize the chief antagonist as Caesar's friend and, therefore, indirectly involved with the persecution of the Christians: "denique temporibus Maximiniani persecutoris Christiane religionis, erat quidem senator in civitate Nicomedia, nomine Eleusius, amicus imperatoris" [in the times of Maximinian, who was the persecutor of the Christian religion, there lived in the city of Nicomedia a certain senator called Eleusius, the emperor's friend] (Vita, 33).
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En el prologo de su Anabasis, Arriano de Nicomedia justifica haber escogido como fuentes a Ptolomeo y Aristobulo.
Arrian of Nicomedia, a provincial governor under Hadrian, suggests the spectacle in his Ars tactica (AD 131-37).
First of all, through dialogue between Emperor Justinian II and Pope Constantine I, an oral compromise was reached at Nicomedia in 711, which led to the papal approval of the Trullan Council, albeit with a proviso concerning "the privileges of the [Roman] Church.
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Carrying the colours of the winning trainer's wife, Helen, the four-yearold readily repelled Nicomedia.
Outraged, at the city of Nicomedia St George tore down the edict.
George was finally beheaded at Nicomedia on 23 April 303 and buried at Lydda.