Land of the Mysians, who were at the origin of the historic name of the region (Mysia) in northwest Anatolia

Mysians (Mysi;, Mysoí) were the inhabitants of Mysia, a region in northwestern Asia Minor.

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Ancient city and the seat of the district of the same name in Muğla Province in southwestern Turkey.

Gümüşkesen chambered tomb monument in Milas, built during the city's Roman Period and modelled on the Mausoleum of Mausolus
A kylix in Milas Museum
Map of Milas and neighbouring ancient cities in Caria
Shores of Lake Bafa under the western flank of Mount Beşparmak, the ancient
Mount Latmus.
Milas Dörttepe coast
Kutlak in Milas
Milas is a popular destination in Turkish Riviera
Sketch of Gümüşkesen, 1866
Temple of Augustus (Uzunyuva)
Kutlak Milas
Milas Baltalı Kapı Axe
Milas Chimney
Typical chimneys of local style
Milas Cultural Centre
Milas Ulu Camii
Milas Ulu Camii Script above entrance
Milas Firuz Paşa Camii From garden
Milas Firuz Paşa Camii Front
Milas Firuz Paşa Camii Main entrance
Milas Aga Mosque
Milas Belen Camii
Milas Belen Camii Kitabe
Milas Zeus Karios Temple
Gümüşkesen detail of ceiling

Of these, the cult of Zeus Carius (Carian Zeus) was also notable in being exclusively reserved, aside from the Carians, to their Lydian and Mysian kinsmen.


Region in the northwest of ancient Asia Minor (Anatolia, Asian part of modern Turkey).

Coin of Kyzikos, Mysia. Circa 550–500 BC
Coin of Mysia, 4th century BC
Coin of Orontes as Satrap of Mysia, Adramyteion – c. undefined 357–352 BC
Coinage of Memnon of Rhodes, Mysia. Mid-4th century BC

In ancient times it was inhabited by the Mysians, Phrygians, Aeolian Greeks and other groups.


The Carians (, Kares, plural of Κάρ, Kar ) were the ancient inhabitants of Caria in southwest Anatolia.

Location of Caria within the classical regions of Asia Minor
Carian soldier of the Achaemenid army c. 480 BC. Tomb of Xerxes I.
Ancient copy of the cult image of a local goddess hellenized as Aphrodite at Aphrodisias
Archaeologists studying a Carian tomb in Milas, Beçin.

An important evidence of the Carians' own belief in their blood ties and cultural affinity with the Lydians and Mysians is the admittance, apart from theirs, exclusively of Lydians and Mysians to the temple of the "Carian Zeus" in their first capital that was Mylasa.


Land of the Mysians, who were at the origin of the historic name of the region (Mysia) in northwest Anatolia

Ennomus, son of Arsinous. He was a Mysian ally of the Trojans, and was killed by Achilles. He was also said to have been a seer.

Mysian language


The Mysian language was spoken by Mysians inhabiting Mysia in north-west Anatolia.

Makedon (mythology)

The eponymous ancestor of the ancient Macedonians according to various ancient Greek fragmentary narratives.

In a fragment of a chronological work of Hellanicus called "Priestesses of Hera at Argos", and preserved by Stephanus, Makedon is son of Aeolus, as Hellanicus relates in the first (book or archive list) of his "Hiereiai tes Heras en Argei", and of Makedon, the son of Aeolus, the present Macedonians were named so, then living alone with the Mysians.

Spartan (video game)

Computer wargame developed by Slitherine Strategies in 2004.

Box Cover art

The player controls a faction picked from a massive selection, which may be Greek (such as Athens or Thessaly), tribal (such as Thracian Asti), or some Eastern (such as the Lydians or Mysians).


The Posthomerica (, translit.

Posthomerica, 1541

Eurypylus - Commander of the Mysians

List of ancient Greek tribes

The ancient Greek tribes were groups of Greek-speaking populations living in Greece, Cyprus, and the various Greek colGreek colonies.

Map 1: Indo-European migrations as described in The Horse, the Wheel, and Language by David W. Anthony
Map 2: The Greek/Illyrian/Thracian contact zone (Paleo-Balkan languages)
Map 3: Homeric Greece
Map 4: Greek Language Prehistory (2000-1000 BC), showing the complex pattern of peoples migrations and their languages and dialects
Map 5: Reconstruction of the Proto-Greek area in c. 3rd millennium BC as suggested by Vladimir I. Georgiev
Map 7: Archaic Greece
Map 8: Major regions of mainland ancient Greece, and adjacent "barbarian" lands.
Map 9: Ancient Regions of Epirus and Macedon.
Map 10: Ancient Regions of West Central, North and West Greece.
Map 11: Ancient regions of Central Greece.
Map 12: Ancient Regions of Peloponnese (southern mainland Greece).
Map 13: Ancient Crete
Map 14: Ancient Macedonia



The name of the following characters.

Achilles and Penthesileia by Exekias, c. 540 BC, British Museum, London

Chromius, an Achaean warrior who was slayed in the Trojan War by the Mysian Eurypylus, son of King Telephus.