• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Teian tē′an pertaining to Teos in ancient Ionia, or to the poet Anacreon, a native.
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In literature:

The Teians at first would not receive the land forces, but upon the flight of the Athenians took them into the town.
"The History of the Peloponnesian War" by Thucydides
Herodotus relates that the Teians, dreading the encroachments of the Persians in Ionia, abandoned their city and founded Abdera in Thrace.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb

In poetry:

The Scian and the Teian muse,
The hero's harp, the lover's lute,
Have found the fame your shores refuse;
Their place of birth alone is mute
To sounds which echo further west
Than your sires' 'Islands of the Blest.'
"Don Juan: Canto The Third" by Lord George Gordon Byron