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(Κρήτη, Krētē, Latin Creta).

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A. Settlement geography

C. is the largest Greek island, with an east-west extension of 250 km and a north-south extension of max. 60 km. The narrowest part is the Isthmus of Hierapytna in the east. The island's topography is shaped by its mountains. Three large mountain ranges dominate: in the west the ‘White Mountains’ ( Leúka órē , 2,482 m), in the centre the  Ida Mountains (Pi…

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Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) and Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg), “Crete”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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