Mytilene

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Mytilene

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

Myt•i•le•ne

or Mit•i•li•ni

(ˌmɪt lˈi ni, ˌmit-)

n.
1. the capital of the Greek island Lesbos. 24,115.
2. Lesbos.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mytilene - an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean SeaMytilene - an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Aeolia, Aeolis - an ancient coastal region of northwestern Asia Minor (including Lesbos) where the Aeolians founded several cities around 1100 BC
Lesbian - a resident of Lesbos
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Some persons possessed this power for life, others only for a particular time or particular purpose, as the people of Mitylene elected Pittacus to oppose the exiles, who were headed by Antimenides and Alcaeus the poet, as we learn from a poem of his; for he upbraids the Mitylenians for having chosen Pittacus for their tyrant, and with one [1285b] voice extolling him to the skies who was the ruin of a rash and devoted people.
Lesches or Lescheos (as Pausanias calls him) of Pyrrha or Mitylene is dated at about 660 B.
The Greek-themed thoroughfares of Mitylene Street, Medea Street and Zante Close are found in which area of Liverpool?