Millet (in Greek old Μίλητος / Mílêtos ) was a Greek quoted Ionian equipped with a good port on the coast of Asia Mineure.
During, Milet based many colonies on the Black Sea and was an important maritime power.
She knew a great glare at the end of under the tyranny of Thrasybule, but after the expulsion of the tyrant she suffered violent one internal conflicts, finally stopped by referees of Paros who gave the capacity to the hands of the landowners.
Hitiaios was tyrant during the first Persian forwarding in Europe. Later, his/her son-in-law Aristagoras controlled in his place and both seem to have encouraged since Milet in 499 the revolt of Ionie against the Perse. Millet was taken after a seat and set fire to by Persians in 494; its inhabitants were off-set with Suse, the Persian capital.
Millet was refondée in 479, entered the Ligue of Délos and revolted against Athens in 412. Among Milésiens famous of the time, one counts Aspasie, the mistress of Périclès, Hippodamos, the originator of the Pirée, and the poet Timothée.
It was a city re-elected for its clothes industries and the center of a woolen manufacturing industry; the Millet wool was regarded in Antiquity as best world.
Millet lost its access to the sea: the maritime power was failed in the grounds following a progressive stranding. And the site bathes today only in rainwater. One of glories of the Ionian city is to have founded many colonies, of which the Greek Byzance.
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