Central Anatolia, roughly the same area as
occupied by the Phrygian Kingdom. In the 3rd century BCE, the region was
devastated by the migrational assault of three associated Celtic tribes (Tolistoboges, Tectosages and
Trocmes), who moved in from central Europe via the
Balkans. These tribes formed an immediate threat to every state in the region
until they were defeated by Pergamum , and thereafter settled in the province
which took their collective name, "Land of the Gauls".
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