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Silivri is a 300-square mile district of Istanbul along the Sea of Marmara in Turkey. Its population is 77,599 (1990). Many residents of Istanbul have summer houses there; it is 65 km away from the city center. There are many restaurants, sports and health centers, and conference centers. Shows the Location of the Province Ä°stanbul Suleymaniye Mosque seen from Tepebaşı (January 2005) Istanbul (Turkish: Ä°stanbul; contraction of the citys previous Greek name Constantinople) is the largest city in Turkey, and arguably the most important. ... Sea of Marmara The Sea of Marmara (Turkish: Marmara Denizi, Modern Greek: Μαρμαρα̃ Θάλασσα or Προποντίδα) (also known as the Sea of Marmora or the Marmara Sea) is an inland sea that connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea, thus separating the Asian part of Turkey from its European...


Silivri, the ancient Selymbria (or Selybria), was a colony of Thrace founded by settlers from Megara, yet the name of the town is considered to be Thracian. It is the birthplace of the physician Herodicus, and was an ally of the Athenians in 351 BC. TIn the early fifth century, the town was officially renamed Eudoxiopolis during the reign of Emperor Arcadius, after his wife Aelia Eudoxia, though this name did not survive. In 805 AD, the Bulgarian Khan Kroum pillaged the town. In the late ninth century, Byzantine Emperor Michael III constructed a fortress, the ruins of which still remain, during an era in which the Byzantine Empire suffered attacks by Saracen corsairs and Russians. Thrace is a historical and geographic area in southeast Europe spread over southern Bulgaria, northeastern Greece, and European Turkey. ... Megara (Greek: Μέγαρα) is an ancient city in Attica, Greece, on the Saronic Gulf opposite the island of Salamis, which belonged to Megara in archaic times, before being taken by Athens. ... The Thracians were an Indo-European people, inhabitants of Thrace and adjacent lands (present-day Bulgaria, northeastern Greece, European Turkey, eastern Serbia and Macedonia). ... Herodicus (Ήρóðιĸος) was a Thracian physician of the fifth century BC, and a native of Selymbria. ... The Acropolis in central Athens, one of the most important landmarks in world history. ... Centuries: 5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC Decades: 400s BC 390s BC 380s BC 370s BC 360s BC - 350s BC - 340s BC 330s BC 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 356 BC 355 BC 354 BC 353 BC 352 BC 351 BC 350 BC 349 BC 348... Flavius Arcadius ( 377/ 378– May 1, 408) was Roman Emperor in the Eastern half of the Roman Empire from 395 until his death. ... Eudocia Augusta (c. ... Events Emperor Nicephorus I of Byzantium suffers a major defeat against the Saracens at Crasus. ... Krum (died April 13, 814) was a Khan of Bulgaria, of the Dulo clan, from 808 to 814. ... Michael III (839-867), the Drunkard, was grandson of Michael II, and succeeded his father Theophilus as Byzantine emperor when he was three years old in 842. ... The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centred at its capital in Constantinople. ...

During the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, Silivri, along with Epibatos, stood up against the Ottoman armies, and surrendered only after the city had fallen. The 1453 Siege of Constantinople (painted 1499) The Fall of Constantinople was the conquest of the Byzantine capital by the Ottoman Empire under the command of Sultan Mehmed II, on Tuesday, May 29, 1453. ... �== de los acontecimientos del == * [ [ de mayo el 29 ] ] - [ [ ca�da de Constantinople|Ca�da ] ] de [ [ Constantinople ] ] a [ [ imperio del otomano|Otomano ] ] Sultan [ [ Mehmed II] ] el Conqueror, marcando el final del [ [ imperio ] de Byzantine ] (imperio romano del este). ... The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Imperial motto El Muzaffer Daima The Ever Victorious (as written in tugra) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital İstanbul ( Constantinople/Asitane/Konstantiniyye ) Sovereigns Sultans of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million Area 12+ million km² Establishment 1299 Dissolution October 29, 1923...

Prior to World War I, Silivrian Jews emigrated to the town of Camaguey, Cuba.[1] During the war, many more Sephardim in the town left as conditions worsened due to the war and the fact that many Jews were pro-Turkish, as opposed to the Greeks and Armenians of the Ottoman Empire, who supported the Allied war effort. WWI redirects here. ... Categories: Stub | Cities in Cuba ... In the strictest sense, a Sephardi (ספרדי, Standard Hebrew Səfardi, Tiberian Hebrew Səp̄ardî; plural Sephardim: ספרדים, Standard Hebrew Səfardim, Tiberian Hebrew Səp̄ardîm) is a Jew original to the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal: ספרד, Standard Hebrew Səfárad, Tiberian Hebrew Səp̄áraḏ / Səp̄āraḏ), or whose ancestors were among the Jews expelled from... The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Imperial motto El Muzaffer Daima The Ever Victorious (as written in tugra) Official language Ottoman Turkish National Anthem The March for Sultan Abdul-Mejid Capital Ä°stanbul (Constantinople/Asitane/Konstantiniyye ) Sovereigns Sultans of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million Area 6. ...

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Catholic Encyclopedia: Selymbria

Ancient Coinage of Selymbria


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Selymbria, or Selybria, the city of Selys on the Propontis, was a colony of the Megarians founded before Byzantium.
In 351 B.C., Selymbria was an ally of the Athenians and in 343 was perhaps attacked by Philip.
In 1347 Methodius was one of the signatories at the Council of Constantinople which deposed the patriarch John Calecas, the adversary of the Palamites.
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The fort and town of Silivria, the ancient Selymbria, on the Sea of Marmara - Drawn from nature by F.
Silivri, the ancient Selymbria (or Selybria), preserved its importance in every era of the history thanks to its natural harbor and its position on the major commercial roads.
Selymbria extended out of the walls only during the Ottoman era, because the non-Muslim residents like Byzantines, Armenians and Jews lived within the city walls, and the Turks built their houses outside the walls at the coast.
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