Pylos


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Pylos

(ˈpaɪlɒs)
n
(Placename) a port in SW Greece, in the SW Peloponnese; scene of a defeat of the Spartans by the Athenians (425 bc) during the Peloponnesian War and of the Battle of Navarino. Italian name: Navarino Modern Greek name: Pílos See Navarino
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In the meantime I will go to Ithaca, to put heart into Ulysses' son Telemachus; I will embolden him to call the Achaeans in assembly, and speak out to the suitors of his mother Penelope, who persist in eating up any number of his sheep and oxen; I will also conduct him to Sparta and to Pylos, to see if he can hear anything about the return of his dear father--for this will make people speak well of him.
First go to Pylos and ask Nestor; thence go on to Sparta and visit Menelaus, for he got home last of all the Achaeans; if you hear that your father is alive and on his way home, you can put up with the waste these suitors will make for yet another twelve months.
In one instance a considerable and characteristic section can be traced from extant fragments and notices: Salmoneus, son of Aeolus, had a daughter Tyro who bore to Poseidon two sons, Pelias and Neleus; the latter of these, king of Pylos, refused Heracles purification for the murder of Iphitus, whereupon Heracles attacked and sacked Pylos, killing amongst the other sons of Neleus Periclymenus, who had the power of changing himself into all manner of shapes.
Two generations of men born and bred in Pylos had passed away under his rule, and he was now reigning over the third.
I came from distant Pylos, and went about among them, for they would have me come, and I fought as it was in me to do.
The culmination of the Periclean strategy was the Athenian success at Pylos and the capture of Spartan forces on the island of Sphacteria in 425.
The "Pylos Combat Agate" was found in the 3,500-year-old tomb of a Bronze Age warrior near the ancient city of Pylos in southwest Greece, which was unearthed a little over two years ago.
In the region between Sicily Island of Italy and city of Pylos in Greece, 75 immigrants were rescued by Turkish company Turkon Line, ship's crew of company Ibrahim Dede, and was handed over to Greek authorities.
The activities will include the organization of pre-events, as part of the awareness campaign, as well as parallel events at three regions across Greece including Rhodes, Corinth and Pylos, where participating Institutions have satellite installations, so as to maximize impact and reach.
In addition, Agamemnon adds to the marriage bid seven cities close to Pylos.
But in the meantime, she puts the boy in touch with his father's old friends far away in Pylos and Sparta, who tell him his father is alive but imprisoned.
The tablet of Linear B scrit from Pylos is an example of the first European writing, while the more ancient relations between Greece and Italy are illustrated by stirrup jar from the region of Taranto.