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Tyana

(tī`ənə), town of ancient Cappadocia, at the northern foot of the Taurus range, in present S central Turkey. A powerful military fortress and a prosperous commercial center as early as the 5th cent. B.C., it was incorporated into the Roman Empire in A.D. 272. The city was the birthplace of Apollonius of Tyana. There are extensive ruins on the site.
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For it is most true, that a natural and secret hatred, and aversation towards society, in any man, hath somewhat of the savage beast; but it is most untrue, that it should have any character at all, of the divine nature; except it proceed, not out of a pleasure in solitude, but out of a love and desire to sequester a man's self, for a higher conversation: such as is found to have been falsely and feignedly in some of the heathen; as Epimenides the Candian, Numa the Roman, Empedocles the Sicilian, and Apollonius of Tyana; and truly and really, in divers of the ancient hermits and holy fathers of the church.
"By all means.--James Bruce was a Scotchman, of Stirlingshire, who, between 1768 and 1772, traversed all Abyssinia, as far as Lake Tyana, in search of the sources of the Nile.
For the Liverpool leg of the tour, local kids who were chosen from open auditions held at the Empire and Oakmoor School, children were played by Gracie Booth, Elizabeth Nelson, Zara Baptiste, Lewis Bhola, Tyana Millington, Riley White, Lochlan White, Lexy Dawbarn, Isla Curry, Porsha Hoyland Lau, Erin Rose Byrne, Charlie Wakefield, Libby Williams and Cameron Jones.
Greek philosopher Apollonius of Tyana travelled hundreds of miles to meet the King of the Indo-Parthian dynasty, Gondophares, near the walled city of Sirkap.
'The Rhetoric of a "Divine Man": Apollonius of Tyana as Critic of Oratory and as Orator according to Philostratus', Philosophy & Rhetoric 26, 227-235.
Girard cites myths from nations across the world that involve hidden sacrifice and in which scapegoats emerge as gods, including Claude Levi-Strauss's Ojibwa and Tikopia tales in his Totemism, Euripides's The Bacchae, and Philostratus's Life of Apollonius of Tyana, as well as Inca and Hindu practices, Romulus and Oedipus, and many others.
22, 2011); Tyana Williams, Dash Cam Video of Deadly Traffic Stop Released, WAFB (July 22, 2009, 10:25 AM), http://www.wafb.com/story/10673060/dash-cam-video-of-deadly-traffic -stop-released [http://perma.cc/6EGB-NDQM].
Karan tyani achya samajala already 4 muli dilya aahet aani tyamule tyana mulga honyacha hakka aahe asa mala vatata (Because they have already given four daughters to our society so they have the right to wish for a boy)."
seer and wonder-worker Apollonius of Tyana is compared (as he often has been) to Jesus.
As Apollonius of Tyana said in the first century, "Man cannot be healthy in the lower part if his upper part is sick." Or something to that effect.
The only two cities of Cappadocia considered by Strabo to deserve that appellation were Caesarea (originally known as Mazaca) and Tyana, not far from the foot of the Taurus.