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Mytilene

[ mit-l-ee-nee; Greek mee-tee-lee-nee ]

noun

  1. Also called Lesbos. a Greek island in the northeastern Aegean. 836 sq. mi. (2,165 sq. km).
  2. Also called Kas·tro [kahs, -t, r, aw]. the capital of the Greek island of Mytilene.


Mytilene

/ ˌmɪtɪˈliːnɪ /

noun

  1. a port on the Greek island of Lesbos: Roman remains; Byzantine fortress. Pop: (municipality): 37 881 (2001) Modern Greek nameMitilíni
  2. See Lesbos
    a former name for Lesbos


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After Pharsalus M. Marcellus retired to Mytilene, where he practised rhetoric and studied philosophy.

He had been identified with the son or grandson of Theophanes of Mytilene, the intimate friend of Pompey.

After great exertions the ship bearing the reprieve arrived just in time to save Mytilene.

The summer was now drawing to a close, and as yet no progress had been made with the siege of Mytilene.

Arrived at Lesbos, he found all the cities devoted to Lacedaemon with the exception of Mytilene.

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