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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What is noteworthy about this account is that it underlines that Diodotus was right--someone in Melos did betray the city.
Using the method, Laskaris and his colleagues were able to determine that Melos obsidian artifacts were making it to the mainland earlier than previously believed.
Maria van Erp Taalman Kip, "Euripides and Melos," Mnemosyne 40 (1987): 414-19; Peter Green, "War and Morality in Fifth-Century Athens: The Case of Euripides' Trojan Women," Ancient History Bulletin 13 (1999): 97-110.
Etymology: From Latin ater (black) and melos (limb), in reference to the black legs of this species (including coxae, trochanters and femora).
As mentioned earlier, Athens had separate laws for its colony Melos than for itself.
Wind Quintets by Taffanel, Jolivet and some Dances by Tomasi complete a disc on the BIS label which recalls the glorious hey-day of the Melos Ensemble and the BBC Third Programme which specialised in this entertaining 20th century French repertoire.
Plato's conception of 'good' sonorous music is built on his fundamental concept of consistency and order, applicable both to the human soul and sonorous melos.
In addition Euripides was thinking of the barbaric way his countrymen had treated the Melians when the island of Melos was captured; killing all the men, and enslaving the women and children, which had happened only a few months before the play's performance.
Although people of the southern European and north African littoral zone were aware of the many islands in the Mediterranean and visited some of them in the Upper Palaeolithic to exploit certain resources such as the obsidian on Melos in the Aegean (Renfrew and Aspinall 1990, Perles 1987: 142-145) as early as 11,000 BP, significant colonization of the islands did not occur until the Neolithic (Broodbank 2006, Cherry 1990).
At Melos, the Athenians contended that "justice is what is decided only when two equal forces are opposed.
16) Melos also implies music, which, in this case, is jazz.