Mytilene was founded in the 11th century B.C.E.  It is the capital and port of the island of Lesbos and also the capital of the North Aegean Region. The Romans, among whom was a young Julius Caesar, successfully defeated Mytilene in 80 B.C.E. It is historically referred to as the Siege of Mytilene.  Although Mytilene supported the losing […]
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