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City of Phrygia In Asia Minor
Colossae was an important city of Phrygia, mentionned by Herodotus in his Histories (VII, 30). It is also, according to Xenophon (Anabasis, I, 2, 6), the place where Meno and the Thessalians sent by Aristippus fom Larissa to help Cyrus the Younger try and unseat his brother Artaxerxes met with Cyrus' army in the spring of 401 B. C. (Meno is the main interlocutor of Socrates in the dialogue that bears his name).