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Methymna
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(Μήθυμνα; Mḗthymna). City on the north coast of the island of Lesbos, formerly Molivos, today again officially M., on a hill jutting into the sea. M. was one of the five póleis of Lesbos (Hdt. 1,151; Strab. 13,2,2) with a considerable amount of territory after the subjugation of Arisbe (c. 600 BC). The ancient history of M. was dominated by continual rivalry with Mytilene.

M. was involved in the founding of Assus in Asia Minor (Strab.…

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Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart), “Methymna”, 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 23 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e802580>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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