See also:town of
See also:Asia Minor, in
See also:Bithynia, on the Lake Ascania . Antigonus built the city (316 B.C . ?) on an old deserted site, and soon after-wards
See also:Lysimachus changed its name from Antigonia to Nicaea, calling it after his wife . Under the
See also:empire Nicaea and
See also:Nicomedia disputed the title of metropolis of Bithynia .
See also:Strabo describes the ancient Nicaea as built regularly, in the
See also:form of a square, with a
See also:gate in the
See also:middle of each side . From a,
See also:monument in the centre of the city all the four
See also:gates were visible at the extremities of
See also:cross-streets . After Constantinople became the capital of the empire Nicaea
See also:grew in importance, and after the
See also:conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders became the temporary seat of the
See also:Byzantine emperor; the
See also:line of walls with the Roman gates is still well preserved . The possession of the city was long disputed between the Greeks and the
See also:Turks . It remained an important city for some
See also:time after its final incorporation in the
See also:Ottoman empire; but became subsequently an insignificant
See also:village .
COUNCIL OF NICAEA
NICANDER (2nd cent. B.C.)
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