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Bi­thynia
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(Βιθυνία; Bithynía).

[German version]

A. Geographical location

Region and kingdom in north-western Asia Minor, with a Thracian population. Its core territory (Str. 12,3,2f.; 12,3,7; 4,1-10; [2; 3. 190ff.]) lies between the  Bosporus [1] and the area around the lower  Sangarius, from the Black Sea Coast to the Gulf of Cius, Lake Ascania and the Kapıorman Dağları range. The northern coastal region up to the Kales formed the original territory of  Thyni(a)s, inhabited by the related tribe of the  Thyni, a…

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Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt), “Bi­thynia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Consulted online on 21 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e217910>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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