Ancient Paphlagonia
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Paphlagonia was an ancient area on the Black Sea coast of north central Anatolia, situated between Bithynia to the west and Pontus to the east, and separated from Phrygia (later, Galatia) by a prolongation to the east of the Bithynian Olympus. According to Strabo, the river Parthenius formed the western limit of the region, and it was bounded on the east by the Halys river. The name Paphlagonia is derived in the legends from Paphlagon, a son of Phineus.
Diogenes of Sinope by John William Waterhouse

Diogenes by John William Waterhouse, 1882 Diogenes inured himself to the weather by living in a clay wine jar belonging to the temple of Cybele.

Obverse of a silver teradrachm, minted in Paphlagonia, a region along the Black Sea during the 3rd century BC. The bust depicts the naiad nymph of the main fountain or spring of the Greek colony of Sinope, and it has been struck a second time with a small stamp bearing a head ( Herakles ), presumably as a re-issue. #greek #sinope #anatolia #coin #numismatics #silver #nymph

Obverse of a silver teradrachm, minted in Paphlagonia, a region along the Black Sea during the 3rd century BC. The bust depicts the naiad nymph of the main fountain or spring of the Greek colony of Sinope, and it has been struck a second time with a small stamp bearing a head ( Herakles ), presumably as a re-issue. #greek #sinope #anatolia #coin #numismatics #silver #nymph

A modern statue of the Cynic philosopher Diogenes is located at the entrance to Sinope. Diogenes was born in Sinope in 412 B.C. (or 404) and died in Corinth in 323 B.C. (the same year Alexander the Great died).

A modern statue of the Cynic philosopher Diogenes is located at the entrance to Sinope. Diogenes was born in Sinope in 412 B. (or and died in Corinth in 323 B. (the same year Alexander the Great died).

Kings of Paphlagonia Pylaimenes II or III Rare 133BC Rare R1 Greek Coin i53320

Kings of Paphlagonia Pylaimenes II or III Rare 133BC Rare R1 Greek Coin i53320

King Pylaimenes II or III. The greater part of Paphlagonia is a rugged mountainous country, but it contains fertile valleys and produces a great abundance of hazelnuts and fruit – particularly plums, cherries and pears.

Sinope in Paphlagonia time of Mithradates VI the Great Gorgon Greek Coin i53702

Sinope in Paphlagonia time of Mithradates VI the Great Gorgon Greek Coin

Salar village rock tombs-Constructive: Paflagonia-Year built: BC 7th century-Boyabat-Sinop

Salar village rock tombs-Constructive: Paflagonia-Year built: BC 7th century-Boyabat-Sinop

Diogenes of Sinope

Diogenes of Sinope lived was the father of the Cynicism school of philosophy. He was also an incredibly eccentric figure who spoke out against pretense, and he used humor to convey his ideals.

Location of Lydia within Anatolia

Anatolia Ancient Regions base - Anatolia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

When Lydia was conquered by king Cyrus the Great (after 547), Phrygia became a satrapy of the Achaemenid Empire. Together with Paphlagonia and Mysia, Phrygia was one tax district. (Herodotus, Histories, 3.90). The population retained some of its ancient characteristics. There was continuity in architecture, language (110 inscriptions), agriculture (animal husbandry), and especially religion.

Description Rider and griffin: Phrygian antefix from the early Achaemenid period

Paphlagonia

Index of ancient Greek and Roman coins from cities / mints of Paphlagonia in Asia Minor

Alexander of Abonoteichus

Alexander of Abonoteichus

Perseus Confronting Phineus with the Head of Medusa by Sebastiano Ricci

Perseus Confronting Phineus with the Head of Medusa

Perseus Confronting Phineus with the Head of Medusa Sebastiano Ricci (Italian, 1659 - about 1705 - Oil on canvas; Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California In most of his battles, Perseus used the head of Medusa to defeat his enemies.

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