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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 Diocletian chose it for the eastern imperial capital, but it was soon superseded by Byzantium (Constantinople).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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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).
Despite his many ordeals, St George refused to yield his faith and was beheaded in Nicomedia near Lydda, in Palestine, on April 23, 303 AD.
The question posed to Symeon by his adversary, Stephen of Nicomedia, "How do you distinguish the Son from the Father, in thought or in reality?
31) Eusebius of Nicomedia was a regular visitor at court.
Hadden Frost was praised by Richard Hannon jnr after getting Nicomedia home by a short head in the opening 1m2f fillies' handicap, which was run on the Polytrack.
He became a Roman soldier but was beheaded at Nicomedia near Lyddia in Palestine on April 23, 303 AD, after protesting against the Roman persecution of Christians.
According to Ambrose, the word homoousios was used to openly contradict the Arian sentiment of a letter by Eusebius of Nicomedia which had been read out at the Council of Nicaea: "If we speak of a true and uncreated Son of God, we begin to confess him `consubstantial' with the Father.
Nicomedia, trained by Richard Hannon and ridden by Hadden Frost, ended a frustrating run of placed efforts when taking the 1m1/2f fillies' handicap.
In the process of rehabilitating the reputed heretic, Lienhard examines Marcellus s theology as found in his primary work, the Contra Asterium, and then as found in the writings of his contemporary opponents (Eusebius of Caesarea, Eusebius of Nicomedia, Paulinus of Tyre, Narcissus of Neronias and Asterius the Sophist).
6, relates briefly the career of a physician named Gerontius, who was made the bishop of Nicomedia, then deposed (among other reasons, for boasting of his powers in a night battle with an ass-like creature) after displeasing both Ambrose of Milan and John Chrysostom (Sozomenus: Kirchengeschichte, ed.