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Ida
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(Ἴδη, Ἰδαῖον ὄρος; Ídē, Idaîon hóros).

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[1] Highest mountain range in Crete

Highest mountain range in Crete, modern Psiloritis, with the peak Timios Stavros (2,456 m). Still heavily forested in antiquity (cf. the name I. = ‘wooded mountains’), predominantly with cypresses (Eur. Hipp. 1253; Theophr. Hist. pl. 3,2,6; 4,1,3; Plin. HN 16,142). Used early on for mining metals (FGrH 239,11; Diod. Sic. 5,64,5) and a…

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Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) and Schwertheim, Elmar (Münster), “Ida”, 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 16 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e522020>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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