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Leuka (Ore)
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[German version]

(Λευκὰ ὄρη; Leukà órē). The ‘white mountains’ in western Crete, up to 2,482 m high (Str. 10,4,4). Uncultivated and inaccessible with a remarkable stand of cypress trees (Plin. HN 16,142; cf. Theophr. Hist. pl. 4,1,3), in Plin. HN 31,43 also mentioned in connection with the search for sources.

Bibliography

J. Bowman, Kreta, 1965, 271ff.

P. Faure, Noms de montagnes crétoises, in: L'Association G. Budé. Lettres d'humanités 24, 1965, 426-446.

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Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart), “Leuka (Ore)”, 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 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e702500>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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