A port on the SW coast of Asia Minor of considerable antiquity. Taken by Alexander the Great (334 BCE), it became a prosperous city. Paul invited the elders of Ephesus to meet him there when he was on the way to Jerusalem for the feast of Pentecost (Acts 20:15–38).

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  • Miletus — • A titular see of Asia Minor, suffragan of Aphrodisias, in Caria Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Miletus     Miletus     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • MILETUS — MILETUS, city in Asia Minor captured by Alexander the Great in 334 B.C.E. According to a document cited by Josephus (Ant. 14:244–6), the inhabitants of Miletus during the Roman period attacked the Jews, forbidding them to observe their Sabbaths,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Miletus — [mī lēt′əs] ancient city in Ionia, SW Asia Minor Milesian [milē′zhən] adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Miletus — This article is about the ancient city of Anatolia. For other uses, see Miletus (disambiguation). Miletus Μίλητος   Ancient Polis   Turkish transcription(s)  – Modern name Milet …   Wikipedia

  • Miletus — /muy lee teuhs/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a son of Apollo and Aria, and the founder of the city of Miletus. 2. an ancient city in Asia Minor, on the Aegean. * * * Ancient Greek city of western Anatolia. Before 500 BC it was the greatest Greek city in… …   Universalium

  • Miletus — Milet 37° 31′ 50″ N 27° 16′ 45″ E / 37.530557, 27.279246 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Miletus — Milet (ionisch: Μίλητος Miletos, dorisch: Μίλατος Milatos, äolisch: Μίλλατος Millatos, lateinisch: Miletus, hethitisch Millawanda), auch Palatia (Mittelalter) und Balat (Neuzeit) genannt, war eine antike Stadt an der Westküste Kleinasiens, in der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • MILETUS — I. MILETUS fil. Apollinis, et Argeae Cleochi filiae, vel ut Ovid. habet, Deiones, qui cum Minoa Cretensium regem iam senem regnô privare vellet, a Iove territus in Samum, deindein Cariam Asiae regionem fugit, ibique opidum condidit, quod de suo… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Miletus, S. — S. Miletus, Ep. Conf. (19. Sept.). Dieser hl. Bischof Miletus kommt auch unter der Bezeichnung Militus, Militis und Miletes vor. Er mag um s J. 470 als Bischof von Trier gestorben sein. Die Franken verwüsteten damals als Eroberer die ganze Gegend …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Miletus —    (Miletum, 2 Tim. 4:20), a seaport town and the ancient capital of Ionia, about 36 miles south of Ephesus. On his voyage from Greece to Syria, Paul touched at this port, and delivered that noble and pathetic address to the elders ( presbyters,… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Miletus — n. destroyed ancient Greek city now in modern day Turkey; son of Apollo and Aria and the founder of the city of Miletus (Greek Mythology) …   English contemporary dictionary

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