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Rhytium
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(Ῥύτιον/Rhýtion). City in southern central Crete (Plin. HN 4,59), today's Rhotasi. Traces of settlements from late Minoan to Venetian periods. First literary mention at Hom. Il. 2,648 (reference to its being well populated). Rhytium was important beyond its borders as a cultic site for Zeus Skylios [1. 141]. Politically, R. was dependant on Gortyn  (Str. 10,4,14).

Bibliography

1 H. Verbruggen, Le Zeus crétois, 1981.

H. Beister, s. v. Pyrgos, in: Lauffer, Griechenland, 580 

M. Guarducci, Inscriptiones Creticae 1, 1935, 303 f. 

I. F.…

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Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart), “Rhytium”, 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 20 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1023180>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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