Christian Cyclopedia

About the Cyclopedia


(from Gk. anatole, “sunrise”; land E of the Aegean Sea). (1) One of the 3 themes (themata; provinces) into which the 2 Phrygias (Prima [or Great, or Pacatiana, or western; Graeco-Roman] and Secunda [or Little, or Salutaris, or eastern, in which native manners and language remained]; these 2 Phrygias resulted from division of ancient Phrygia by Diocletian* at the end of the 3d c.) were divided in the military reorganization of the E Roman empire under Constans II Pogonatus (630–668; Constantinus; son of Constantine III; grandson of Heraclius*; b. Constantinople; Byzantine [E Roman] emp. 641–668). (2) In course of time the name was applied to the peninsula of Asia Minor; the heart of the Ottoman empire, it was included 1923 in formation of the Rep. of Turkey. See also Abercius, Inscriptions of; Middle East, B.

Edited by: Erwin L. Lueker, Luther Poellot, Paul Jackson
©Concordia Publishing House, 2000, All rights Reserved. Reproduced with Permission

Internet Version Produced by
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

Original Editions ©Copyright 1954, 1975, 2000
Concordia Publishing House
All rights reserved.

Content Reproduced with Permission

Stay Connected! Join the LCMS Network:

Contact Us Online
(Staff Switchboard)
(Church Info Center)
1333 S Kirkwood Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63122-7226 | Directions


Featured Publication

The Lutheran Witness

LCMS Communications

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.
Visit TLW Online