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An ancient Ionian city of western Asia Minor in present-day Turkey. Occupied by Greeks c. 1000 bc, it became an important trading and colonizing settlement and also flourished as a center of learning. The city declined after its harbor silted up early in the Christian era.


(Placename) an ancient city on the W coast of Asia Minor: a major Ionian centre of trade and learning in the ancient world


(maɪˈli təs)

an ancient city in Asia Minor, on the Aegean.
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From the time of Thales of Miletus, in the fifth century B.C., down to that of Copernicus in the fifteenth and Tycho Brahe in the sixteenth century A.D., observations have been from time to time carried on with more or less correctness, until in the present day the altitudes of the lunar mountains have been determined with exactitude.
So again the Milesians, Herodotus tells us, were long troubled by civil discord, till they asked help from Paros, and the Parians sent ten commissioners who gave Miletus a new constitution.
The famous spearsman Idomeneus led the Cretans, who held Cnossus, and the well-walled city of Gortys; Lyctus also, Miletus and Lycastus that lies upon the chalk; the populous towns of Phaestus and Rhytium, with the other peoples that dwelt in the hundred cities of Crete.
These held Miletus and the wooded mountain of Phthires, with the water of the river Maeander and the lofty crests of Mt.
(also ascribed by Athenaeus to Cercops of Miletus), is thought by Valckenaer to deal with the war of Aegimus against the Lapithae and the aid furnished to him by Heracles, and with the history of Aegimius and his sons.
Nevertheless, when Cyrus attempted to drive a wedge between the powerful Miletus and the other Ionian islands, the latter Greeks appealed to Sparta for help.
1.17.1: Alyattes marched against Miletus [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
After the fall of Miletus in 494 he produced the Capture of Miletus, which so harrowed Athenian feelings that he was fined.
Duncan, following Pound in the Cantos, allows himself even more freedom, as he moves from Goya's painting of Cupid and Psyche, to Proserpina, to the oracle at Miletus, to Rilke.
Evaporative water loss and energy metabolic in two small mammals, voles (Eothenomys miletus) and mice (Apodemus chevrieri) in Hengduan mountains region.
(17) In addition, the worship of Psyche as Aphrodite might recall what happens to Callirhoe in Miletus (Char.