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  • n. Plural form of Phrygian.


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  • Next to the Phrygians are the Cappadokians, whom we call Syrians; and bordering upon them are the Kilikians, coming down to this785 sea, in which lies the island of Cyprus here; and these pay five hundred talents to the king for their yearly tribute.

    The History of Herodotus

  • Schismatics of the second century, first known as Phrygians, or

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • In this manner and guided by an indication such as this, the Egyptians were brought to allow that the Phrygians were a more ancient people than themselves.

    An Account of Egypt: Being the Second Book of His Histories Called Euterpe. Paras. 1-19

  • If, then, the Phrygians are the first race, still it does not follow that the Christians are the third.

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

  • This tradition is strengthened by the assertions of some historians that the Phrygians were the oldest of races, since their birthplace was in Armenia, which in turn is credited with having the

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  • The Phrygians were a very ancient people, and were supposed to be among the aborigines of Asia Minor.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • "Therefore," said the king, "must we conclude that the Phrygians were the first and oldest of all the nations?"

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  • Egyptians were brought to allow that the Phrygians were a more ancient people than themselves.

    The history of Herodotus — Volume 1

  • Concerning those who convert from the heresy of the so-called Phrygians, even if they be members of their imagined clergy, even if they be said to be of cardinal standing, they are to be catechized with all care and baptized by the Church's bishops and presbyters.


  • As has been said in the last chapter, it is usual to identify this king with one of those "Phrygians" known to the Greeks as Midas -- preferably with the son of the first Gordius, whose wealth and power have been immortalized in mythology.

    The Ancient East


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