Mysia


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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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His purpose will have been rendered futile, his original intention made to disappear, because after the Argonauts leave him in Mysia he will not need a new oar after all.
It is followed, however, by a comment on a judgment made by Paul of Mysia.(4) If that comment were written by the same author as the preceding sentences (as Ofenloch seems to have thought), Caecilius could not be their author.
Finally, in 363 Orontes, former satrap of Armenia, demoted to local "governor" of Mysia in northwest Asia Minor, made an attempt to enlarge his territory at the expense of Autophrates of Lydia and Ariobarzanes of Dascylium (pp.
Birth and early career unknown, but was the brother of Memnon; together, they entered the service of Persian satrap Artabazus, governor of Dascylium (Zeytinbagi) and brother-in-law to Memnon; married Artabazus' daughter, Barsine, and took part in the Satraps' Revolt (366-352); supported Artabazus until he fled to Macedonia (352); Mentor took service in the army of Artaxerxes III; abetted Artabazus' recall (345); was a major commander during the conquest of Egypt (343); remaining in Persian service, he reconquered rebellious regions in Asia Minor, including the holdings of Hermias, tyrant of Atarneus (Dikili) in Mysia (region in Turkey, southwest of the Sea of Marmara) (342); betrayed Hermias at a truce meeting, and sent him to the King who had him executed; died shortly afterward (c.
He never completed the journey, however, since he was left at Mysia looking for his lost squire and boy-love Hylas.
In Mysia, when Heracles ' beautiful young favorite Hylas was drowned in a spring by a love - struck naiad, Heracles would not give up the search for Hylas and had to be left behind.
(17) Apollonius devised an elegant compromise by having Hercules join the expedition while in the midst of his Labors, only to be left in Mysia when his young companion Hylas was abducted by a nymph and he remained behind to search for him (1.1207-362).
For example in 158/9 the proconsul of Africa, Claudius Maximus, heard at Sabratha the property-dispute between Apuleius' wife, Pudentilla, and the Granii.(7) Almost contemporaneously in Asia Aelius Aristides recounts how an estate which he had purchased in Mysia was attacked and taken over by some neighbouring landholders who had employed slaves and hired thugs.