V. Asia Minor in the first millennium BC
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V. 1. Phrygia

In Graeco-Roman historiography and poetry only three rulers of the Phrygians (Phryges, Phrygia) are attested. These are king Midas, his father and his son. The latter two both have the eponym Gordius [1] (cf. Eponymus), which, however, is also attested for historical individuals (Laminger-Pascher 1989: 29f.). A son of the younger Gordius, Adrastus, is mentioned by Herodotus [1] as a contemporary of the Lydian king Croesus (Lydia), which would plac…

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Haider, Peter W. and Eder, Walter, “V. Asia Minor in the first millennium BC”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 1 : Chronologies of the Ancient World - Names, Dates and Dynasties, Edited by: Walter Eder, Johannes Renger. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps1_COM_0006>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004153202, 20061214

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