Lycastus. Lukastos: Eth. Lukastios. A town of Crete, mentioned in the Homeric
catalogue. Strabo says that it had entirely disappeared, having been conquered
and destroyed by the Cnossians. According to Polybius (xxiii. 15) the Lycastian
district was afterwards wrested from Cnossus by the Gortynians, who gave it to
the neighbouring town of Rhaucus. In Mr. Pashley's map the site is fixed at Kaenuria.
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Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD)