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Phrygia (frĬ´jēə), ancient region, central Asia Minor (now central Turkey). The Phrygians, who settled here c.1200 BC, came from the Balkans and apparently spoke an Indo-European language. A kingdom, associated in Greek legend with the names of Midas and Gordius, flourished from the 8th to the 6th cent. BC, when it fell with the Cimmerian invasion (676–585 BC) and became dominated by Lydia. Phrygia was best known to the Greeks as a source of slaves and as a center of the cult of Cybele. N Phrygia became part of Galatia with the invasion of the Gauls (3d cent. BC). The kings of Pergamum ruled much of Phrygia until it passed to the Romans. There has been much archaeological excavation in the area.

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Phrygia an ancient region of west central Asia Minor, to the south of Bithynia. Centred on the city of Gordium, it dominated Asia Minor after the decline of the Hittites in the 12th century bc, reaching the peak of its power in the 8th century under King Midas. It was eventually absorbed into the kingdom of Lydia in the 6th century bc.
Phrygian bonnet a conical cap with the top bent forwards, worn in ancient times and now identified with the cap of liberty. Also called Phrygian cap.
Phrygian mode the mode represented by the natural diatonic scale E–E (containing a minor 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 7th). Said to be warlike in character, it is supposed to have been derived from the ancient Phrygians.

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Phrygia Historic region of w central Anatolia. Early in the 1st millennium bc, the Phrygians emigrated from se Europe and established a prosperous kingdom with its capital at Gordium. Midas was a legendary Phrygian king. In the 6th century bc, Phrygia was taken over by Lydia, then by Persia and later empires.

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