Malene (Ancient Greek: Μαλήνη or Μαληνή) was a town of ancient Aeolis in the Atarneitis. At Malene, Histiaeus was defeated by the Persians.[1]

Its site is located near Bahçeli, Asiatic Turkey.[2][3]


  1. ^ Herodotus. Histories. 6.29.
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Malene". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 39°12′01″N 26°48′15″E / 39.200303°N 26.804206°E


Atarneus (; Ancient Greek: Ἀταρνεύς), also known as Atarna (Ἄταρνα), was an ancient Greek city in the region of Aeolis, Asia Minor. It lies on the mainland opposite the island of Lesbos. It was on the road from Adramyttium to the plain of the Caicus. Its territory was called the Atarneitis.

Atarneus seems to be the genuine original name, though Atarna, or Atarnea, and Aterne may have prevailed afterwards. Stephanus of Byzantium, who only gives the name Atarna, consistently makes the ethnic name Atarneus. Herodotus tells a story of the city and its territory, both of which were named Atarneus, being given to the Chians by Cyrus the Great, for their having surrendered to him Pactyes the Lydian. Stephanus and other ancient authorities consider Atarneus to be the Tarne written of in the Iliad by Homer; but perhaps incorrectly. The territory was a good corn country. Histiaeus the Milesian was defeated by the Persians at Malene in the Atarneitis, and taken prisoner. The place was occupied at a later time by some exiles from Chios, who from this strong position sallied out and plundered Ionia.Atarneus flowered in the 4th century BCE, when it was the seat of government of Hermias of Atarneus, a friend of Aristotle, ruling over the area from Atarneus to Assos. The city was deserted by inhabitants in the 1st century BCE, possibly following an outbreak of an unknown epidemic. Pausanias says that the same calamity betel the Atarneitae which drove the Myusii from their city; but as the position, of the two cities was not similar, it is not quite clear what he means. They left the place, however, if his statement is true; and Pliny the Elder, in his time, mentions Atarneus as no longer a city. Pausanias speaks of hot springs at Astyra, opposite to Lesbos, in the Atarneus.The city is known by many for its association with the life of Aristotle. After the death of his father, Aristotle was cared for and educated by Proxenus of Atarneus, possibly an uncle of his. At the Academy Aristotle made friends with Hermias, who was later to become the ruler of Atarneus. Indeed, after the death of Plato, Aristotle went to stay with Hermias, subsequently marrying Hermias's niece Pythia.

Its site is located at Kale Tepe, northeast of the town of Dikili, Asiatic Turkey.

Christian de La Malène

Christian Lunet de La Malène (5 December 1920 in Nîmes – 26 September 2007), was a French and European politician. He was a member of the UDR party.

He served as the French Minister of Scientific Research and Atomic and Space Questions from 1968. Prior to that he served as a Member of the European Parliament, including acting as the head of the Progressive Democrats group.

Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest

Denmark has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 48 times since its debut in 1957. Having competed in ten consecutive contests until 1966, Denmark was absent for eleven consecutive contests from 1967 to 1977. Since 1978, they have been absent from only four contests. Denmark has won the contest three times. The Danish qualifying competition for the contest is the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.

Denmark finished third on its debut in 1957 with Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler, before winning the contest for the first time in 1963 with the song "Dansevise" performed by Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann. The country returned to the top three 25 years later, with third-place finishes for Hot Eyes in 1988 and Birthe Kjær in 1989, while Denmark's only top five result of the 1990s was Aud Wilken's fifth place in 1995.

Denmark won the contest for the second time in 2000 with the Olsen Brothers and the song "Fly on the Wings of Love". Denmark then finished second as hosts in 2001 with "Never Ever Let You Go" performed by Rollo & King, before Malene Mortensen became the first Danish entry to finish last in 2002. Denmark won the contest for the third time in 2013, with Only Teardrops performed by Emmelie de Forest. Denmark has placed in the top five 14 times.

Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002

Denmark used the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2002 contest to select their entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Estonia. The final was held at the Cirkusbygningen in Copenhagen on 9 February 2002 and was hosted by Michael Carøe and Signe Svendsen

The winning song was chosen by 4 televoting regions, SMS voting and an expert jury in two rounds of voting — firstly to select the best 5 songs, and then to select the winner. The expert jury included composer of several Danish ESC entries Keld Heick, singer Gry Johansen (Denmark 1983) and singer Sanne Gottlieb (Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2000 and 2001).

The winner was Malene Mortensen with the song "Vis mig hvem du er" which was translated into English as "Tell Me Who You Are"

Frederiksberg Åndsvageanstalt

Frederiksberg Åndsvageanstalt is a former mental health treating institution for children located on Rahbeks Allé in the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen, Denmark. It was founded in 1855 and moved to Ebberød in Birkerød in 1970. Its old main building (Rahbeks Allé 21) from 1860 was designed by Gerdinand Meldahl and is listed. It now houses the cloathing brand By Malene Birger. Another building (Bag Elefanterne 8) has been converted into a daycare. The buildings are located adjacent to the former Carlsberg brewery site which is under redevelopment into a new, dense neighbourhood.

La Malène

La Malène is a commune in the Lozère department in southern France.

Malena Josephsen

Malena Josephsen (born 3 January 1977) is a Faroese football midfielder who captains KÍ Klaksvík of the Faroese 1. deild kvinnur. From 2004 until 2015, she represented the Faroe Islands women's national football team at senior international level.

Malene Birger

Malene Birger is a Danish fashion designer. She co-founded Day Birger et Mikkelsen in 1997 and By Malene Birger in 2003.

Malene Haukøy

Malene Haukøy (born July 12, 1991) is a Norwegian ski mountaineer, trail runner and member of the national selection.Haukøy was born in Kyrkjebø. She started ski mountaineering at the age of 15 years. Besides several notable results in juniors' class rankings, she placed twice in the seniors' top ten rankings by participating in relay events at the 2010 and 2011 World Championships.

Haukøy currently lives in Sogndalsfjøra. Her younger brother Eirik also competes in ski mountaineering races.

Malene Hauxner

Malene Hauxner (18 September 1942 – 18 January 2012) was a Danish landscape architect, author, educator and professor of Theory, Method and History at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL)..

Malene Helgø

Malene Helgø (born 26 August 1999) is a Norwegian tennis player.

On 13 August 2018, she achieved her career-high singles ranking of No. 584 and also her career-high doubles ranking of No. 598.

Helgø has won three singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.

Playing for Norway in Fed Cup, Helgø has a W/L record of 7–7.

On the ITF junior tour, Helgø has been ranked as high as No. 29 in the world.

Malene Iversen

Malene Iversen is a former Danish international cricketer who represented the Danish national team between 1993 and 1999.

Malene Krause

Malene Krause (born 18 June 1963 in Frederiksberg) is a Danish curler and curling coach. She is a four time Olympian, competing in the curling exhibition events in 1988 and 1992 and then the full curling events in 2002 and 2006. Her best result at the Olympics was when her team lost the bronze medal match to Canada in 1992 to finish fourth. Furthermore, Krause has competed in 14 world championships and 14 European championships, earning medals 3 times and 5 times, respectively. Her team's best finish was winning the gold medal at the 1994 European Curling Championship.

Malene Mortensen

Malene Winter Mortensen (born May 23, 1982) is a Danish singer. She entered the Danish music scene in 2001, during the first season of Stjerne for en aften, the Danish edition of Star for a Night. She made it to the finals, with her rendition of Moloko's "Sing It Back". The following year, she entered the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, the Danish national pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2003 she released her debut album called Paradise. This album, revolving around modern jazz, was supported by three of Denmark's best known jazz musicians: Niels Lan Doky (piano), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (double bass) and Alex Riel (drums).

Malene Olsen

Malene Marquard Olsen (born 2 February 1983) is a retired Danish football defender. She lastly played for Elitedivisionen club Brøndby IF and has also played for the Danish national team.

Olsen began her club career at Hedehusene IK. As of September 2012, Olsen had made the second most appearances for Brøndby with 247. Only Mia Brogaard had more with 327.In 2009 Olsen played for Swedish club Tyresö FF, while working as a nurse in Stockholm.Olsen made her debut for the senior Denmark women's national football team in February 2003; a 4–0 defeat to Norway in La Manga Club. In October 2011 Olsen was recalled to the national team after a five-year absence, for a UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying tie with Austria. She was named in national coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller's squad for the final tournament, where Denmark reached the semi-finals. Olsen retired from football in June 2014.

Malene Schwartz

Malene Schwartz (born 10 August 1936) is a Danish film actress. She has appeared in 38 films since 1955. In the TV series Matador she played the role of Maude Varnæs. She was born in Frederiksberg, Denmark.

Malenie, Opoczno County

Malenie [maˈlɛɲɛ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Żarnów, within Opoczno County, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland.

Malenie, Poddębice County

Malenie [maˈlɛɲɛ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Poddębice, within Poddębice County, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland. It lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) south-west of Poddębice and 43 km (27 mi) west of the regional capital Łódź.

Tell Me Who You Are (Malene song)

"Tell Me Who You Are" was the Danish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002, performed in English by Malene.

The song was performed in Danish at Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2002, titled "Vis mig hvem du er".

The song was performed fourteenth on the night, following Finland's Laura with "Addicted To You" and preceding Bosnia and Herzegovina's Maja Tatić with "Na jastuku za dvoje". At the close of voting, it had received 7 points, placing 24th (last) in a field of 24. This is the worst result Denmark has ever had. For her Eurovision appearance, Malene wore a red top and skirt.

The song is a plea from a woman to her lover for him to "tell me who you are" in order to help them move forwards in their relationship.

Due to the poor placing, Denmark was not invited to participate in the 2003 contest, but was permitted to return in the next year's show. Thus, it was succeeded as Danish representative at the 2004 contest by Thomas Thordarsson with "Shame on You".

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