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An ancient country in northwestern Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; was absorbed into the Roman Empire by the end of the 1st century BC.

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... bleak mountains and rugged forests. Egypt, too, and the golden apples of Mauritania, have for more than half a century fixed the longing eyes of France; and with Syria, you know, he has an old affront to wipe out. Then come 'Pontus and Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,' the fine countries on the Euphrates and Tigris, the Oxus and Indus, and all beyond the Hyphasis, which bounded the glories of his Macedonian rival; with the invitations of his new British subjects on the banks of the Ganges, whom, after receiving under his protection ...
— Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson - Volume I • Thomas Jefferson

... proper notion of the condition of the Christians under M. Antoninus we must go back to Trajan's time. When the younger Pliny was governor of Bithynia, the Christians were numerous in those parts, and the worshippers of the old religion were falling off. The temples were deserted, the festivals neglected, and there were no purchasers of victims for sacrifice. Those who were interested in the maintenance ...
— The Thoughts Of The Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus • Marcus Aurelius

... believe Suetonius; for the statues of him that we see at Rome do not in all points answer this description. Besides his wives, whom he four times changed, without reckoning the amours of his boyhood with Nicomedes, king of Bithynia, he had the maidenhead of the renowned Cleopatra, queen of Egypt; witness the little Caesario whom he had by her. He also made love to. Eunoe, queen of Mauritania, and at Rome, to Posthumia, the wife of Servius Sulpitius; ...
— The Essays of Montaigne, Complete • Michel de Montaigne

... recorded that Christ suffered in the nineteenth year of Tiberias, in which year the sun was darkened, Bithynia shaken and much of Nicea laid in ruins. One writer mentions that a total eclipse of the sun, lasting from the sixth to the ninth hour, occurred in the reign of Tiberias, during full moon, and another adds that it occurred on the 14th ...
— Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891 • Various

... the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily. [16:6]And passing through Phrygia and the country of Galatia, being forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia, [16:7]coming by Mysia they endeavored to go into Bithynia; and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them; [16:8]and passing by Mysia they went down to Troas. [16:9]And a vision appeared by night to Paul; a certain man of Macedonia standing, asking him, and saying, Come over into Macedonia and help us. [16:10]And when he saw the vision we ...
— The New Testament • Various

Words linked to "Bithynia" :   geographic area, Anatolia, Nicaea, geographic region, geographical region, Asia Minor, geographical area

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