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[mahy-lee-tuh s]
  1. Classical Mythology. a son of Apollo and Aria, and the founder of the city of Miletus.
  2. an ancient city in Asia Minor, on the Aegean.
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Examples from the Web for miletus

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Jacob Abbott

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for miletus


  1. an ancient city on the W coast of Asia Minor: a major Ionian centre of trade and learning in the ancient world
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