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Mycale

[mik-uh-lee]
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  1. a promontory in W Asia Minor, in present-day W Turkey, opposite Samos: site of a Persian defeat by the Greeks in 479 b.c.
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  • What was left of the fleet anchored under the headland of Mycale.

    Famous Sea Fights

    John Richard Hale

  • To them came an embassy from Samos, urging an attack on the Persians encamped on Mycale.

  • They possessed in common one sanctuary, the Panionium temple of Neptune, built on the headland of Mycale.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

  • The high ridge of Mycale towered above it; Miletus faced it across an estuary; Samos stood out seawards to the west.

  • The other sanguinary victory over the Persians, on the promontory of Mycale was achieved the same day, third of Boedromion.