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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

the most important polis in Lesbos, situated on an islet (now a promontory) adjoining the east coast. Its walls, extending on to the mainland, enclosed an area similar to that of Athens; it possessed land in Asia Minor. Archaeology has revealed harbour moles, cemeteries, aqueducts, a theatre (possibly Pompey's. prototype for Rome's first theatre), and a major sanctuary of ... ...

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