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[siz-i-kuh s]
  1. an ancient city in NW Asia Minor, in Mysia, on a peninsula in the Sea of Marmara.
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Historical Examples

  • Here they learnt that Mindarus was in Cyzicus, and that Pharnabazus, with a body of infantry, was with him.



  • It has its name from Apollonis of Cyzicus (wife of Attalus).

  • Nothing since has been heard of Eudoxus of Cyzicus surnamed the Brave.

    West African studies

    Mary Henrietta Kingsley

  • On the recommendation of Eudoxius he was appointed bishop of Cyzicus in 360.

  • The Spartans are defeated by Alcibiades in a naval encounter at Cyzicus.

British Dictionary definitions for cyzicus


  1. an ancient Greek colony in NW Asia Minor on the S shore of the Sea of Marmara: site of Alcibiades' naval victory over the Peloponnesians (410 bc)
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