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AMATHUS (Ancient city) CYPRUS
Lycus (Lukos, Ptol. v. 14. § 2), a river of Cyprus, W. of Amathus. At a little distance inland from Capo delle Gatte are some salt marshes, which receive an arm of a river corresponding with the Lycus of Ptolemy. (Engel, Kypros, vol. i. 37.)


City in Cyprus.

Olympus mountain

  Olympus (Olumpos, Strab. xiv. pp. 682, 683; Ptol. v. 14. § 5), a mountain range in the lofty island of Cyprus. On one of its eminences - breast-shaped (mastoeides) - was a temple to Aphrodite of the heights (akraia), into which women were not permitted to enter. (Strab. l. c.) This probably implies that all but the hierodulae were excluded. (Comp. Claudian, Nupt. Hon. et Mar. 49-85; Achill. Tat. vii. 13.) According to Pococke (Trav. vol. ii. p. 212; comp. Mariti, Viaggi, vol. i. p. 206), this part of the chain is now called Haghios Stavros, or Sta. Croce, from a convent dedicated to the Cross. (Engel, Kypros, vol. i. pp. 33-37).

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


PAPHOS (Ancient city) CYPRUS
Numenium (Noumenion, Stadiasm. 298), a small island with a spring of fresh water, 55 stadia from Paphos; perhaps the same as that described by Pliny ( contra Neampaphum Hierocepia, v. 35). Strabo (xiv. pp. 683, 684) has an inland town Hierocepia.



  Dades (Daides, Ptol. v. 14. § 2), a promontory on the S. coast of Cyprus, W. of Thronoi, which D'Anville has identified with Kiti. (Engel, Kypros, vol. i. p. 99.)


PAPHOS (Ancient city) CYPRUS
Treta (Treta, Strab. xiv. p. 683), in Cyprus, called Tritoi in the Stadiasmus Maris Magni (p. 285, ed. Hoffmann), where it is placed 50 stadia from Palaepaphus or Old Paphus, was apparently a promontory in the SW. of the island, and probably the same as the one called Phrourion by Ptolemy (v. 14. § 2).


Vouni Palace

SOLOI (Ancient city) CYPRUS
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites

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