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Lesbos
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(Λέσβος; Lésbos, Lat. Lesbus; Hittite Lazba).

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A. Geography

Island in the north-eastern Aegean, with an area extent of 1,630 km2 the third-largest Greek island after Crete and Euboea. Characteristic topographical features are two bays that extend deep into the interior of the island: in the south the Gulf of Hie…

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Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart), “Lesbos”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 06 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e702060>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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