|Originally posted by Ollios|
Iconium is a Latin name of Turkish city Konya. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konya
It was capital of Sultanate of Rum and later Principality of Karaman
The Turkish name Konya comes from Latin Iconium.... That comes from Greek Icon = image.
"The name Konya
is a cognate
, as an ancient Greek legend
ascribed its name to the "eikon
" (image), or the "gorgon's (Medusa's) head
", with which Perseus
vanquished the native population before founding the city.