from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An ancient country and Roman province of southwest Asia Minor on the Aegean Sea. Ruled from early times by Persia and Syria, it was annexed by Rome in the first century AD.

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  • proper noun An ancient region and Roman province in the southwest of Asia Minor, between Caria and Pamphylia

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  • noun an ancient region on the coast of southwest Asia Minor


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From Latin Lycia, from Ancient Greek Λυκία (Lukia).


  • Any news you care to share about those in Lycia would be very welcome.


  • The monument from which this group is copied was discovered by Sir Charles Fellows at Xanthus, in Lycia, and it dates from about five hundred and forty years before our era.

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • But he indulged a spirit of revenge equally repugnant to prudence and to justice, when he degraded their native country of Lycia from the rank of Roman provinces; stigmatized a guiltless people with a mark of ignominy; and declared, that the countrymen of

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • 7 Sylverius, bishop of Rome, was first transported to Patara, in Lycia, and at length starved (sub eorum custodia inedia confectus) in the Isle of Palmaria, A.D.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The painters and sculptors could not express his figure: the historians appeared fabulous when they related his exploits, (Ammian.xxvi. and Vales. ad loc.)] 41 The same field of battle is placed by Ammianus in Lycia, and by Zosimus at Thyatira, which are at the distance of 150 miles from each other.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Apollo, and Zeleia was also called Lycia; facts which show that there was a real connection between the name of Lycia and the worship of Apollo, and that it was the worship of Apollo which gave the name to this district of Troy, as it had done to the country of the Solymi. "

    The Iliad of Homer (1873)

  • With his lean and hardened army, he set off from Halicarnassus into the wild highlands of Lycia along the southern coast of Asia Minor just as the leaves were falling from the trees.

    Alexander the Great

  • He was a native of Lycia in southern Asia Minor who years before had been captured and exiled to this distant corner of Persia.

    Alexander the Great

  • Alexander was encouraged by this prophecy as he struggled over snow-covered passes to eastern Lycia.

    Alexander the Great

  • He had forgotten this curious response for years, but with this man from Lycia before him it began to make sense.

    Alexander the Great


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