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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

was a territory in western Asia Minor, centred in the lower Hermus and Cayster valleys. Lydia contained much natural wealth, and lying on two main routes from the coast to the interior of Anatolia it was an entrepôt, exposed to Greek and Anatolian influences, which are reflected in its civilization, art, and cults. Under the Mermnad dynasty (... ...

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