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Lemnos

a Greek island in the N Aegean Sea: famous for its medicinal earth (Lemnian seal). Chief town: Kastron. Pop.: 18 104 (2001). Area: 477 sq. km (184 sq. miles)
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Philoctetes opts not for the comfort of the known (Lemnos), nor for promises of honor, power, painlessness.
Los medicos griegos comprendieron el interes, para aliviar los dolores o disminuir las hinchazones edematosas, de las fricciones hechas con ciertos barros, asi como su utilizacion en el tratamiento de ciertas heridas, en ese sentido Luis Gil en su Therapeia (40), describe varias versiones sobre la curacion de Filoctetes, (herido por una serpiente venenosa y abandonado en la isla de Lemnos, que una vez restablecido pudo participar en la guerra de Troya), recogemos la siguiente
On the way to Troy, the Greek fleet called at the island of Lemnos, where Philoctetes was bitten on the foot by a poisonous snake.
Crusoe's plight is as old as Sophocles' Philoctetes (the Greek warrior abandoned on the island of Lemnos because of his stinking suppurating foot).
25, US officers told Greek warplanes to return to base when Turkish aircraft rose to intercept them because they had flown over the island of Lemnos, which Ankara claims should be demilitarised).
Hera (Olivia Williams) and Zeus (MacFadyen) whip up some tests of courage; a collection of gorgeous women, led by the conniving Hypsipyle (Natasha Henstridge) uses trickery on the island of Lemnos; and the troops must deal with the wrath of Poseidon.
Homer mentions that the islands of Cos and Lemnos in their day were densely populated, which would have been impossible in these rocky islands unless agricultural supplies were ensured from terraced fields (it is only necessary to see the island of Calci, which like Rhodes is now totally terraced, to grasp this).
Odysseus marooned him on the island of Lemnos, off the coast of Asia Minor.
When the Argonauts reach the island of Lemnos, Apollonius of Rhodes tells us, they send their herald Aethalides to the ruler of the island.
For 10 years, Philoctetes lived in lonely and bitter exile on the island of Lemnos, surviving by his wits and dreaming of revenge.
He is variously described as living in the underworld, in the land of the Cimmerians, or in a dark, misty cave on the island of Lemnos. The waters of Lethe, the river of forgetfulness and oblivion, flowed through this chamber.
For instance, to give an example from each of the tragedians, it is true that by opening the Eumenides in Delphi, Aeschylus ensures that the later trial at the (contemporary) Court of the Areopagus is given explicit authority by a mythic source of obvious legitimacy; that by making Lemnos uninhabited, Sophocles emphasizes the loneliness and exile from civilization of Philoctetes; that by transferring the dramatic action of his Electra from palace to a poor man's cottage, Euripides has 'shifted the focus correspondingly from the grandeur of a dynastic struggle to the pettiness of family infighting'.