Melos


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Melos,

Greece: see MílosMílos
or Milo
, mountainous island (1991 pop. 4,390), 58 sq mi (150 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea; one of the Cyclades. The main town is Mílos, formerly known as Plaka. The island's products include grain, cotton, fruits, and olive oil.
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Melos

 

an ancient Greek term meaning a tune, a melody, or a lyric poem intended for singing. In ancient Greek music theory “melos”meant the melodic basis of music. The teaching of harmonics and melopoeia was associated with melos.

Melos

an island in the SW Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades: of volcanic origin, with hot springs; centre of early Aegean civilization, where the Venus de Milo was found. Pop.: 4771 (2001). Area: 132 sq. km (51 sq. miles)
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These materials included a copy of Rolle's Melos amoris (its text closest, among extant copies, to that in Lincoln Cathedral, MS 209) (11) and a grouping of devotional texts.
Excavations at Phylakopi in Melos 1974-77 (London: British School at Athens, 2007); W.
Without arguing for any strict one-to-one correspondence between the events at Melos (416 BC) and Euripides' tragedy (415 BC), scholars tend, however, to postulate a connection between the two, so that the tragedy is seen as a commentary on current events.
It is believed to be the first case of its kind in a Scottish civil court in living memory, De Melo - who has two children with his ex - claimed he could not afford the payments.
The issues surrounding events on Mytilene and then on Melos highlight the collapse of values, and even common sense, in Athens over the course of the war.
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A closer examination of these generic musical expressions, or melos, was approached from several different directions.
Euripides (480-406 BC) would find himself flirting with danger for writing "The Trojan Women," a thinly veiled criticism of the capture of the Aegean island of Melos and the subsequent brutal suppression by the Athenians in 415 B.
In the latter phase of the Peloponnesian War, Athens acted more like a band of robbers than like a legitimate city-state, killing and enslaving the inhabitants of Melos simply because the Melians would not abandon their traditional alliance with Sparta, executing victorious generals who failed to rescue shipwrecked Athenian sailors.
A new technique which dates obsidian - volcanic glass which can be fashioned into tools - suggests that people were mining for obsidian in Mediterranean waters and shipping the once valuable rocks from the island of Melos in modern day Greece as far back as 15,000 years ago.
Este vocablo proviene del griego [TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII], melos, <<canto acompanado de musica>>--de ahi melodia--y--[TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII], manes, forma adjetiva de [TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII], mania, 'pasion, entusiasmo, locura'.