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Bithynia

Ancient region of northwest Anatolia that mostly maintained its independence from Persian, Greek and Macedonian rule until the 2nd century BC, when a Hellenistic kingdom flourished, its capital at Nicomedia. In 74 BC the last ruler bequeathed the state to the Romans, who created the province of Bithynia and Pontus. It was prosperous until the early 2nd century AD.


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