Amisos/Amisus, modern Samsun was settled between the years of 760–750 BC by inhabitans of ancient Miletus.
- Mark W. Wilson, "Cities of God in Northern Asia Minor: Using Stark's Social Theories to Reconstruct Peter's Communities". Verbum et Ecclesia 32 (1), 2011. p. 3
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- Strabo, Geography, XI.2; XII. 1