the chief city of the island of Lesbos, on its east coast, in the AEgean Sea. Paul, during his third missionary journey, touched at this place on his way from Corinth to Judea (Acts 20:14), and here tarried for a night. It lies between Assos and Chios. It is now under the Turkish rule, and bears the name of Metelin.
And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to mitylene.
At 50 stadia from mitylene are the Larisæan rocks, on the road to Methymne.
The fleet was increased by forty ships or more from different allies, and then sailed for mitylene to deliver Conon.
The philosopher Lesbonax, father of Potamo, was a native of mitylene.
And thus time moved slowly on, and the fate of mitylene hung desperately in the balance.
His arrival at mitylene was happily timed in more ways than one.
Their various towns were independent of each other; but mitylene, in the Isle of Lesbos, was regarded as their common capital.
This was a wind from which the harbor of mitylene afforded little or no shelter.
mitylene was thus blockaded strictly on both sides, by land and by sea; and winter now drew near.
Pittacus of mitylene, another of the sages, is reported to have lived at that time.