- Classical Mythology. a son of Apollo and Aria, and the founder of the city of Miletus.
- an ancient city in Asia Minor, on the Aegean.
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Prophets and prophetesses fasted at Miletus, Colophon, and other places.The Legacy of Greece
Aristagoras, as governor of Miletus, was under his general jurisdiction.Darius the Great
Senators of Miletus, who held their deliberations on board ship.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Ephesus had not yet risen to its meridian—it was the successor of Miletus and Phocaea.
The most remarkable of these deputy tyrants was Histiaeus, the tyrant of Miletus.
- an ancient city on the W coast of Asia Minor: a major Ionian centre of trade and learning in the ancient world