Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 53 of 135 |

Melos
(1,080 words)

[German version]

[1] Cyclades island

(Μῆλος/ Mêlos, Doric Μᾶλος/ Mâlos; Latin Melos, modern Milos). Name of the westernmost of the Cyclades islands, the fifth largest at 161 km2. Included in the archipelago of M. are Kimolos off the northeastern point, Polaegus (modern Polivo) to the east, and Erimomilos to the west of M., plus a number of very small islands and rocks.

M. is the caldera of a Pliocene volcano; its relics are still present today in the sulphurous thermal springs in the northeast and southe…

Cite this page
Kalcyk, Hansjörg (Petershausen) and Robbins, Emmet (Toronto), “Melos”, 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 24 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e731200>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲