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date: 28 September 2020

Cnossus (Greek and Roman), 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
Lucia F. NixonLucia F. Nixon, Simon R. F. PriceSimon R. F. Price

a town on Crete. It flourished from the 9th to the 6th cent., to judge from the evidence of large numbers of tombs (protogeometric to orientalizing periods), but seems to have lost power in the 6th–5th cents. From the 4th cent. onwards it was again one of the principal cities of the island. Its main centre lay north-west of the ... ...

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