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  • I’d watched as King Mithridates sided with the Persians and massacred every Roman in Anatolia.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • A huge library discovered at Kultepe in Central Anatolia is entirely made up of records of business transactions; and apart from a solitary text, and that a curse, there is not one of a literary kind.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • The manager stands and spins, he is spinning with his arms spread wide—maybe it’s an ascetic rapture, a thing they do in mosques in Anatolia.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The women of Anatolia took to the sword to crush an invasion from the Caucasus, after the male soldiers were all slaughtered in a far-reaching genocide.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

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  • The Gilgamesh Epic must have been widely known in the second millennium B.C., for a version has been found in the archives of the Hittite imperial capital at Boghazkoy in Anatolia, written in Semitic Akkadian; and it was also translated into the Indo-European Hittite, and the Hurrian languages.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • A geological fault runs across Anatolia and through Armenia, and volcanoes may still have been active as late as the third millennium B.C, a fact which adds interest to the accurate description of a volcano in eruption which is contained in one of the dreams which comes to Gilgamesh on the Cedar Mountain.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • The world inhabited by Greek bards and Assyrian scribes, in the eighth and seventh centuries, was small enough for there to have been some contact between them; and the trading voyages of Greek merchants and adventurers provide a likely setting for the exchange of stories; particularly if the ground had been prepared, centuries earlier, by Bronze-Age Mycenaeans in their contacts with the people of Syria, and possibly with the Hittites of Anatolia.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
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