Midas, king of Phrygia, who had been appointed judge, declared in favour of Marsyas, and Apollo punished Midas by changing his ears into ass's ears.
The point of concentration for next year's campaign had been fixed at Gordium, a meeting-place of roads in Northern Phrygia.
He had long hated the Romans, who had taken Phrygia during his minority, and he aimed at driving them from Asia Minor.
He rapidly overran Galatia, Phrygia and Asia, defeated the Roman armies, and ordered a general massacre of the Romans in Asia.
MICHAEL called Psellus, "the stammerer," emperor 820-829, was a native of Amorium in Phrygia, who began life as a private soldier, but rose by his talents to the rank of general.