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Mytilene,

Greece: see MitilíniMitilíni
or Mytilene
, city (1991 pop. 24,953), capital of Lesbos prefecture, E Greece, a port on the island of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea. Roman remains are there.
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Mytilene

1. a port on the Greek island of Lesbos: Roman remains; Byzantine fortress. Pop.: 25 000 (latest est.)
2. a former name for Lesbos
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Thus, "On Seeing the Statue of Sappho on the Quay of Mitylene," Layton's persona celebrates the "loving, dark-skinned girl/with yellow hair"--Sappho--whose hand he imagines "darting/into a man's tunic" (cp 493), and he greets her as an equal, quoting her words in reference to himself, "Dead, I won't be forgotten" (cp 493).
Mitylene in Pericles was located on the island of Lesbos, which was under Turkish domination when the play was written, and it was known to be surrounded by pirates (99).
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