Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cyzicus, a peninsula, about 9 miles long (once an island), and town of Asia Minor, on the coast of the Sea of Marmora. Alexander is said to have joined the peninsula to the mainland by a series of moles and bridges. It played a great part in the Peloponnesian war, in which it was alternately an Athenian and a Lacedaemonian possession. It afterwards became Persian and then Roman. An earthquake in the time of Antoninus Pius wrought much damage, and noble ruins are now covered by vines and cherry-trees. Quantities of coins, of inestimable value to the numismatologist and to the historian, have been found, and the device upon some of them is said to have given rise to the Latin proverb - "Bos in lingua." The town was taken by the Arabs in 675.