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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


or Mit•i•li•ni

(ˌmɪt lˈi ni, ˌmit-)

1. the capital of the Greek island Lesbos. 24,115.
2. Lesbos.
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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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We passed between Lemnos and Mytilene, and saw them as we had seen Elba and the Balearic Isles--mere bulky shapes, with the softening mists of distance upon them--whales in a fog, as it were.
Refugees and migrants protest outside the Moria detention centre in Mytilene demanding to be released from the Greek island of Lesbos.
gr of esidis - general secretariat for the aegean and island policy, 2 asia minas, 811 00, Mytilene persons authorized to be present at the opening of tenders: Yes additional information on authorized persons and the procedure for opening tenders: The unblocking shall be public, In the presence of the tenderers / participants or their legally authorized representatives, Who shall be informed of the other participants in the procedure and of the information submitted by them.
One of these, Mytilene, began negotiations with the other side.
After an elementary introduction to Thucydides' unique historiography, Nichols offers five chapters following chronological order: Perikles and his idealized Athenians; the juxtaposed treatment of Mytilene and Plataia, two dependent states; the Spartan commander Brasidas and war propaganda proclaiming the liberation of Hellenes; the disastrous Athenian aggression against the Sicilians; and later oscillations of the Athenian Alkibiades and Athenian fortunes.
Poco despues en el puerto de Mytilene, donde arrojo al mar una corona de flores en memoria de los que se han ahogado en busca de un futuro hizo "un vehemente llamamiento a la responsabilidad y la solidaridad " internacional.
The pope was greeted at the Lesbos Mytilene airport by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual head of the world's Orthodox Christians, and Archbishop of Athens leronimos II.
Viewers first join the brothers in Mytilene, the capital of Lesbos - of the million refugees who have arrived in Europe from Syria and Afghanistan, half have come through the tiny island.
Lesbos Cemetery Runs out of Space After Drowning Deaths MYTILENE, Greece -- For days after the boat went down, the bodies continued to wash ashore.
TOPSHOTS A refugee woman hugs her child on Eftalou beach, west of the port of Mytilene, on the Greek island of Lesbos after safely crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on September 21, 2015.
I found Aisha Alsaddloum, aged 65, in the Kara Tepe transit camp for Syrians on the outskirts of the port town of Mytilene.