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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)


PYRRA (Ancient city) MYTILINI
  Eth. Purrhaios. A town on the coast of the deep bay on the west of the island of Lesbos, which had so narrow an entrance that it was called the Euripus of Pyrrha. It was situated at a distance of 80 stadia from Mytilene and 100 from Cape Malea. (Athen. iii. p. 88; Strab. xiii. p. 617.) In the Lesbian revolt the town sided with Mytilene, but was reconquered by Paches. (Thuc. iii. 18, 25, 35; comp. Scylax, p. 36; Steph. B. s. v.) In Strabo's time the town no longer existed, but the suburbs and port were still inhabited. Pliny (v. 39) reports that Pyrrha had been swallowed up by the sea. The bay of Pyrrha is now called Caloni.

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited June 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities


A town on the west coast of the island of Lesbos, on the inner part of the deep bay named after it, and consequently on the narrowest part of the island.

Perseus Project


Bresos, Bresa

VRISSA (Ancient city) LESVOS

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