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the Troad(trō`ăd), region about ancient TroyTroy,
ancient city made famous by Homer's account of the Trojan War. It is also called Ilion or, in Latin, Ilium. Its site is almost universally accepted as the mound now named Hissarlik, in Asian Turkey, c.4 mi (6.4 km) from the mouth of the Dardanelles.
..... Click the link for more information. , on the northwest coast of Asia Minor, in present NW Turkey. Traversed by Mt. Ida (Kaz Daği) and strategically located on the Hellespont (Dardanelles), it was involved in various struggles to control the straits. Troas was the scene of the events of the Iliad and was an ancient center of Aegean civilization. The region has yielded to archaeologists a wealth of antiquities. For the Troas of the Bible, see Alexandria TroasAlexandria Troas
, ancient Greek seaport city, Mysia, NW Asia Minor, called Troas in the Bible. It was important under the Greeks and Romans.
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(the Troad), an ancient region in northwestern Asia Minor (present-day Turkey), bounded on the east by Mount Ida and its spurs. In the third millennium B.C., the tribes that settled in the region, finding the fertile Troas plain conducive to their development, established the kingdom of Troy, which flourished until its destruction during the Trojan War, circa 1260 B.C. Troas subsequently suffered a series of invasions—by the Lydians in the seventh century B.C., the Persians in the mid-sixth century B.C., and the Greeks, under Alexander the Great, in 334 B.C. From the third to the second century B.C., Troas was part of Pergamum. In 133 B.C. it became part of the Roman province of Asia.