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Definition: Ionian colony famous for its scientists and philosophers and for its wool and furniture. Thales, the first great scientists, was from Miletus. It was one of the Asia Minor that was captured by Persia and then revolted, bringing about the Persian Wars. After the Greek victories, Miletus was again captured by Persia but was liberated by Alexander the Great.

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