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


Phrygia was in Persian times a central province of Asia Minor. At an earlier period the name Phrygians was applied to the Trojans, Lydians, Mysians, and other primitive inhabitants of Asia Minor. Later the country was divided into Greater and Lesser Phrygia, and Phrygia Epictetos. Although their music was martial the people seem to have occupied themselves with grazing and agriculture. Much of their history was mythical, and the names of Gordius and Midas often occur among their list of sovereigns. Phrygia was long ruled by Persia, but when the Persian line ended with Adrastus in 560 B.C., it became a province of Lydia, to fall again into Persian hands, and later into those of the Romans.