Ancient regions of Anatolia

Ancient Regions of Anatolia

Regions of ancient Anatolia. Borders drawn along the Euphrates and Armenian Highlands in the east, Taurus Mountains, Amanus Mountains (today's Nur Mountains) and Mediterranean Sea in the south and south-east, Pontus Euxinus (Black Sea) to the north, and Aegean Sea, Propontis (Marmara sea), Bosphorus and Thrace in the west. Also can include nearby offshore islands like Cyprus, Lesbos, Chios, Icaria, Samos and Rhodes.

Location Northwestern Middle East

The following is a list of regions of Ancient Anatolia, also known as "Asia Minor," in the present day Anatolia region of Turkey in Western Asia.

Late Bronze Age regions (circa 1200 BC)Edit

 
Late Bronze Age regions of Anatolia/Asia Minor (circa 1200 BC) with main settlements.

Regions sometimes included in AnatoliaEdit

Classical Age regions (circa 200 BC)Edit

 
Anatolia/Asia Minor in the Greco-Roman period. The classical regions and their main settlements (circa 200 BC).

Regions sometimes included in AnatoliaEdit

Note: Over time the regions did not always were the same and had the same size or the same borders and sometimes included different subregions, districts, divisions or parts or were united with others.

The names of many regions ended in "e" [e] that was the Eastern Greek (Attic Ionic Ancient Greek) equivalent to the Western Greek (Doric Greek) "a" [a] and also to the Latin "a" [a]. In Ancient Greek the "ph" represented the consonants p [p] and h [h] pronounced closely and not the f [f] consonant. In Ancient Greek the "y" represented the vowel [y] (ü) and not the semivowel [j] or the vowels [i] or [I].


Byzantine Anatolian Themes (circa 1000 AD)Edit

 
The themata of the East Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire), at the death of Basil II in 1025.

The Themata were combined Military and Administrative divisions of the Byzantine Empire (East Roman Empire) which replaced the Roman provincial system in the 7th-8th century and reached their height in the 9th and 10th centuries.

Ducates or Catepanates (combined Military and Administrative divisions of the Byzantine Empire (East Roman Empire) on border regions that included smaller Themata under the command of a Dux or Katepano)

Regions sometimes included in AnatoliaEdit


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