National Geographic : 1920 Jan
ARRIVING AT AN ASIA MINOR MARKET-PLACE Why it should be considered an insult to call a man a donkey cannot be understood by those who know life in the Near East, for the patient, sure-footed, dependable little beast of burden has as many virtues as he has duties. Though the ways in which they are em ployed differ greatly, the caravan master would feel as much at a loss without his donkey as would the Scotch shepherd without his collie. Photographs from Mary Mills Patrick TIHE CITY OF MITYLENE HAS GIVEN ITS NAME TO THE ISLAND WHICH WAS TilE HOME OF SAPPIIO Lesbos, as the little island of Mitylene was called until the Middle Ages, was the home of the 2Eolian school of lyric poetry. Beauty and profligacy were the main attributes of the Lesbian women, but neither characterizes the present inhabitants.