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Melos,Greece: see MílosMílos
, 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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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.
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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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