History CRETE (Island) GREECE - GTP + Greek Travel Pages

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A Brief History of Crete

Crete, the island of the brave

Wars

War between Rhodes and Crete

Battles

The Battle of Crete

The inhabitants founded the cities:

Gela

Gela was founded by Antiphemus from Rhodes and Entimus from Crete, who joined in leading a colony thither, in the forty-fifth year after the foundation of Syracuse. The town took its name from the river Gelas, the place where the citadel now stands, and which was first fortified, being called Lindii. The institutions which they adopted were Dorian. Near one hundred and eight years after the foundation of Gela, the Geloans founded Acragas (Agrigentum ), so called from the river of that name, and made Aristonous and Pystilus their founders; giving their own institutions to the colony.

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