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Caria

Caria ( /ˈkɛriə/; from Luwian: Karuwa, "steep country"; Ancient Greek: Καρία, Karia) was a region of western Anatolia extending along the coast from mid-Ionia (Mycale) south to Lycia and east to Phrygia. The Ionian and Dorian Greeks colonized the west of it and joined the Carian population in forming Greek-dominated states there. The eponymous inhabitants of Caria were known as Carians, and they had arrived in Caria before the Greeks. They were described by Herodotos as being of Minoan descent, while the Carians themselves maintained that they were Anatolian mainlanders intensely engaged in seafaring and were akin to the Mysians and the Lydians. The Carians did speak an Anatolian language, which does not necessarily reflect their geographic origin, as Anatolian once may have been widespread. Also closely associated with the Carians were the Leleges, which could be an earlier name for Carians or for a people who had preceded them in the region and continued to exist as part of their society in a reputedly second-class status.

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Caria - Dissolution Under The Byzantine Empire and Passage To Turkish Rule
... The region corresponding to ancient Caria was captured by the Turks under Menteşe dynasty in early 13th century ... Menteşe until the early decades of the 20th century, the kazas corresponding to ancient Caria are recorded by sources such as G ...
Halicarnassus - History - Alexander The Great and Ada of Caria
... When Alexander the Great entered Caria in 334 BC, Ada, who was in possession of the fortress of Alinda, surrendered the fortress to him ... After taking Halicarnassus, Alexander handed back the government of Caria to her she, in turn, formally adopted Alexander as her son, ensuring that the rule of Caria passed ...
Podalirius
... survived the war, and subsequently settled in Caria ... blown off course so he landed in Syrnus, Caria, where he settled ... rescued by a shepherd named Bybassus, the eponym-to-be of a city in Caria ...
Siege Of Halicarnassus
... Ada of Caria, the former queen of Halicarnassus, had been driven from her throne by her younger brother Pixodarus of Caria ... Alexander committed the government of Caria to Ada and she, in turn, formally adopted Alexander as her son, ensuring that the rule of Caria passed unconditionally to him upon her eventual death ... Ada had been loved by the people of Caria ...
Tabae
... The original diocese was in Caria, a suffragan of Stauropolis according to Strabo it was located in a plain in Phrygia on the boundaries of Caria ... Byzantius mentions two cities of this name, one in Lydia, the other in Caria ...