Two Americans, until recently resident in Istanbul offer an insider's look at all of Turkey, from its beautiful rugged coastline filled with ancient Greek and Byzantine ruins - featuring two of the world's most admired sites, Troy and Ephesus - to the modern nightlife and exotic shopping of Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and more. Extensive history, culture and travel planning sections, with terrific coverage of Istanbul and environs, Black Sea and Mediterranean coasts, and first-rate advice on wonderful lodgings, exciting restaurants, where to see authentic whirling dervish performances, insider tips on how to bargain for rugs, best places to take a Turkish bath, and so much more.
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Rome barely stalemated Mithradites' first campaigns, and only at great cost, but
Mithradites' luck against the Romans finally ran out. The final Pontic War began
in 72 B.C. and led to complete victory for the Roman generals Lucullus and ...
Under the Roman empire, Christianity had blossomed among the poor and the
powerless and turned into a religion of resistance. Rome understood the threat
from an early date, crucifying Jesus and executing Christians for sport in Roman
The anonymity of the agrarian region ended only in Roman times, when
Cappadocia had its own small Christian Renaissance. The Roman period can be
said to have begun when Julius Caesar dealt the death blow to the Kingdom of
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