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Ancient region surrounding the city of Troy. It consisted mainly of the northwestern projection of Anatolia into the Aegean Sea. It extended from the Gulf of Edremit to the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles and from the Ida mountain range to the Aegean. St. Paul visited the region on his missionary journeys.
Variants of TROAS
Troas or the Troad
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