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 (lĕz′bŏs, -bōs) also Lés·vos (-vôs)
An island of eastern Greece in the Aegean Sea near the northwest coast of Anatolia. An important Aeolian settlement, Lesbos was noted for its lyric poets, including Sappho, in the seventh century bc. After occupation by various powers, the island was annexed by Greece in 1913.
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(Placename) an island in the E Aegean, off the NW coast of Turkey: a centre of lyric poetry, led by Alcaeus and Sappho (6th century bc); annexed to Greece in 1913. Chief town: Mytilene. Pop: 90 642 (2001). Area: 1630 sq km (630 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Lésvos Former name: Mytilene
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(ˈlɛz bɒs, -boʊs)

a Greek island in the NE Aegean. 104,620; 836 sq. mi. (2165 sq. km). Cap.: Mytilene. Also called Mytilene .
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Noun1.Lesbos - an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean SeaLesbos - 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
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But Achilles slept in an inner room, and beside him the daughter of Phorbas lovely Diomede, whom he had carried off from Lesbos. Patroclus lay on the other side of the room, and with him fair Iphis whom Achilles had given him when he took Scyros the city of Enyeus.
Later on Menelaus joined us at Lesbos, and found us making up our minds about our course--for we did not know whether to go outside Chios by the island of Psyra, keeping this to our left, or inside Chios, over against the stormy headland of Mimas.
Four buses brought 45 migrants to the main port on the island of Lesbos. They were to be transferred to a boat heading to the Turkish port of Dikili, dpa reported.
Nearly 200 migrants and refugees left from Lesbos and Chios on board two ferries to nearby ports on the Turkish coast over the Aegean Sea.
ATyNA (CyHAN)- Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras met with Austrian Chancellor, Werner Faymann, in Lesbos island, where up to 5,000 migrants and refugees arrive every day.
Thirteen migrants died after their boat collided with a ferry off the Turkish coast, officials said, while the Greek coastguard fanned out in the choppy waters of the Aegean Sea searching for another 27 people missing after their boat sank off the island of Lesbos.
Treize bateaux sont arrives, jeudi soir, sur l'ile grecque de Lesbos en provenance des cotes turques avec environ 540 migrants a bord dont 240 enfants, ont indique les autorites locales.
Hundreds of people arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos in more than a dozen boats in one afternoon, Greek authorities and aid groups have said.
ATHENS, June 11, 2019, SPA --Two children, four women and a man drowned when a boat carrying them overturned off the Greek island of Lesbos on Tuesday, the coast guard said, the deadliest incident this year involving migrants trying to reach Greece, Reuters reported.
Summary: When Cynthia Choucair went to Lesbos in early 2016, it's easy to imagine her desire to tell a different story.
Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 12, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Upinion had real-time conversations with asylum seekers and migrants on Lesbos using Facebook Messenger.