- Province in northwest Asia Minor (q.v.). In the seventh century it was incorporated into the theme of Opsikion (qq.v.), and in the eighth century the part opposite Constantinople (q.v.) was given to the new theme of Optimatoi (q.v.). Its importance is explained by its close proximity to Constantinople, agricultural fertility, the military highways that traversed it, great monasteries, and important cities of Chalcedon, Nicaea, Nikomedia (its capital) Malagina, and Prousa (qq.v.). From 1206-1261 Nicaea was the capital of the Empire of Nicaea (q.v.).
Historical Dictionary of Byzantium . John H. Rosser .
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