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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Contract notice: open, international e-competition, with the criterion of awarding the most economically advantageous tender for the provision of guard services in the university mytilene units.
Smartwings starting next week will resume Prague - Mytilene service, where the airline plans to operate once weekly flight.
By the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne the Republic of Turkey agreed to cede Ottoman sovereignty over Mytilene, Samos, Chios and Nikaria to Greece; Cyprus to Britain; and the Dodecanese, including Rhodes to Italy.
I have described before how the male population of Mytilene narrowly escaped being put to death because the Athenian Assembly changed its mind and managed to stop the ship carrying the original order to execute all males in the city.
In ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy, citizens voted on the first day of debate to put to death the entire male population of Mytilene as punishment for their revolt against Athenian imperial control.
Fraport Greece's fastest growing airports included Corfu (CFO) with 704,741 passengers and Kos (KGS) with 538,382 passengers -- both recording a 12.2 percent gain -- while traffic at Mytilene Airport (MJT) on the island of Lesbos jumped by 11.6 percent to 71,636 passengers.
Most businesses, shops, cafes and local government offices were shuttered in the main town of Mytilene. The only sign of normality was that police officers were still on duty, and the local tax office was open.
The Poems of Christopher of Mytilene and John Mauropous
Refugees and migrants protest outside the Moria detention centre in Mytilene demanding to be released from the Greek island of Lesbos.