- n. A large peninsula, mostly coterminous with Anatolia, between the Mediterranean Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea; it makes up the Asian part of Turkey
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Geog.) the Lesser Asia; that part of Asia which lies between the Euxine, or Black Sea, on the north, and the Mediterranean on the south.
- n. a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
“He had briefly joined a revolt of the satraps of Asia Minor in the 360s, but was soon forgiven and spent the remainder of his reign increasing Carian power in the region while remaining loyal to Persia.”
“The Persian governors and generals of Asia Minor were encamped only twenty miles away across the Granicus River at the town of Zeleia.”
“Scylax: Sailor from Caria in Asia Minor who served the first Great King Darius and explored the sea route from India to Egypt.”
“He put down a revolt of satraps in Asia Minor and reconquered Egypt before he was assassinated.”
“Caria: Coastal region of southwest Asia Minor in modern Turkey conquered by Alexander in 334.”
“Starting from the Persian highlands near Persepolis in what is now southern Iran, Cyrus conquered Media by 549, then the kingdom of the Lydians in Asia Minor three years later when their wealthy king, Croesus, underestimated the Persian ruler.”
“The next year the emperor went to Asia Minor where he punished the Isaurians and gained their fortified castle Cremna in Pisidia.”
“One-eyed Antigonus, left behind in Asia Minor early in the campaign to deal with rebellious natives, turned his province into a private kingdom until he grew so fat he could no longer lead troops in battle.”
“Cilicia: Coastal region in southeast Asia Minor near the modern border between Turkey and Syria.”
“Melanochroi or brunettes live around the Mediterranean Sea, and extend through Asia Minor across Arabia and Persia to Hindustan.”
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