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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



  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.)

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