or Skí·ros, Scy·ros
[skahy-ros, -rohs; Greek skee-raws]
- a Greek island in the W Aegean: the largest island of the Northern Sporades. 81 sq. mi. (210 sq. km).
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I brought him from Skyros, myself, in a ship to Troy, and placed him in the Greek army.
He could have no lovelier one than Skyros, and no quieter resting place.Shandygaff
Now of this reef lying exactly in the middle of the fairway they were informed by Pammon of Skyros.The History Of Herodotus
The merchants escaped from prison, and laid a complaint against the people of Skyros before the Amphiktyonic council.
Kimon also led a colony to Skyros, which island was taken by Kimon on the following pretext.
- a Greek island in the Aegean, the largest island in the N Sporades. Pop: 2602 (2001). Area: 199 sq km (77 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Skíros
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