Arrived at Lesbos, he found all the cities devoted to Lacedaemon with the exception of Mytilene.
He distinguished himself at the storming of Mytilene, and afterwards served in Cilicia.
Since the middle ages it has been known as Mytilene, from the name of its principal town.
Thus Mytilene escaped destruction by a hair's-breadth, and Athens was saved from committing a great crime.
The chief town, called Mytilene, is built in amphitheatre shape round a small hill crowned by remains of an ancient fortress.
From here it is two days' journey to the island of Mytilene, and there are Jewish congregations in ten localities on the island.
In Lesbos near Mytilene there was a great estate of a great noble.
Let all things smile on Ageanax to Mytilene sailing, and may he come to a friendly haven.
After Pharsalus M. Marcellus retired to Mytilene, where he practised rhetoric and studied philosophy.
Methymna in the 5th and 4th centuries sometimes figures as a rival of Mytilene, with an independent policy.