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date: 05 August 2020

Crete, Greek and Roman 

The Oxford Classical Dictionary
William Allison LaidlawWilliam Allison Laidlaw, Lucia F. NixonLucia F. Nixon, Simon R. F. PriceSimon R. F. Price

(for prehistoric Crete see minoan civilization). Evidence for the history of the island comes both from literary sources, inscriptions, and coins and from excavation and (increasingly) field survey. The transition from bronze to iron age is still not fully understood, but some sites go back into the Dark Ages (Dictaean cave; the Idaean cave—finds start in the 8th cent.; refuge sites, e.g. Karphi and Vrokastro), but in historical times the island was predominantly ... ...

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