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1. lesbos, lesvos, mytilene

an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry

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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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Greek island in the Aegean, off the coast of Asia Minor: c. 630 sq mi (1,632 sq km)

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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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