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Lydia (ancient country, Asia)

Lydia, ancient country, W Asia Minor, N of Caria and S of Mysia (now NW Turkey). The tyrant Gyges was the founder of the Mermnadae dynasty, which lasted from c.700 BC to 550 BC The little kingdom grew to an empire in the chaos that had been left after the fall of the Neo-Hittite kingdom. Lydia was proverbially golden with wealth, and the capital, Sardis, was magnificent. To Lydian rulers is ascribed the first use of coined money in the 7th cent. BC Lydia had close ties with the Greek cities of Asia, which were for a time within the Lydian empire. Cyrus the Great of Persia defeated (c.546 BC) Croesus, Lydia's last ruler, and Lydia was absorbed into the Persian Empire.

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Lydia an ancient region of western Asia Minor, south of Mysia and north of Caria. It became a powerful kingdom in the 7th century bc but in 546 its final king, Croesus, was defeated by Cyrus and it was absorbed into the Persian empire. Lydia was probably the first realm to use coined money.
Lydian mode in music, the mode represented by the natural diatonic scale F–F (containing an augmented 4th).

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Lydia Ancient kingdom of w Asia Minor. Under the Mermnad dynasty (c.700–547 bc), it was a powerful and prosperous state, the first to issue a coinage, with its capital at Sardis. Its last King was Croesus, famous for his wealth, who was defeated by the Persians under Cyrus the Great in 547 bc.

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