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Rhytium, Rhytion


Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Rhytium

  Rhution, Eth. Rhutieus. A town of Crete which Homer (Il. ii. 648) couples with Phaestus as well-peopled cities. The city belonged to the Gortynians (Strab. x. p. 479; Nonnus, Dionys. xiii. 233.) The corrupt reading Rhuthimne in Steph. B. (s. v. Stelai) should be emended into Rhution. (Hock, Kreta, vol. i. p. 414.) The city must have existed somewhere on or close to the route which leads from Kasteliana to Haghius Dheka; but Pashley (Crete, vol. i. p. 293) could find no vestiges of antiquity in the neighbourhood.

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited June 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


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