The "speech of Lycaonia," v. 11, is an especially characteristic touch.
Thence he marched through Lycaonia five stages—thirty parasangs.
Lycaonia had all the Iconian plain; but Isauria began as soon as the foothills were reached.
The new culture penetrated the mountain ranges of Pisidia and Lycaonia.
Derbe, for instance, was a native city of Lycaonia, and belonged to the Koinon or local assembly of that province.
Lycaonia (Acts 14:1-23) was not a political division, but a district in southern Galatia.
But still a work had to be done in Lycaonia and Pisidia if the results of his labours were not to be lost.
Situated upon the borders of Lycaonia is Garsauira, a village town, said to have been formerly the capital of the country.
According to another version of the tale, this creation of mankind took place not at Panopeus, but at Iconium in Lycaonia.
The Greeks had passed through a part of Lycaonia in their march up the country, i. 2.
an inland province of Asia Minor, on the west of Cappadocia and the south of Galatia. It was a Roman province, and its chief towns were Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe. The "speech of Lycaonia" (Acts 14:11) was probably the ancient Assyrian language, or perhaps, as others think, a corrupt Greek intermingled with Syriac words. Paul preached in this region, and revisited it (Acts 16:1-6; 18:23; 19:1).