- a Greek island in the N Aegean. About 170 sq. mi. (440 sq. km).
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Theagĕnês, a native of Thasos, was noted for his swiftness of foot.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama
E. Cobham Brewer
An Athenian force must be stationed in the north, at Lemnos or Thasos.
He was lamented by Brutus as “the last of the Romans,” and buried at Thasos.
Polygnotos of Thasos was the earliest Greek painter of celebrity.
The gold mines of Thasos—an island off the mainland of Thrace—are frequently mentioned by the ancient authors.De Re Metallica
- a Greek island in the N Aegean: colonized by Greeks from Paros in the 7th century bc as a gold-mining centre; under Turkish rule (1455–1912). Pop: 13 761 (2001). Area: 379 sq km (146 sq miles)