Rhodians, and then went to open war with them.
The people of Lyttos,Or Lyctos (Steph. Byz.) too, a short time before this, metThe destruction of Lyttos.
with an irretrievable disaster. At that time
the political state of Crete as a whole was this.
The Cnossians, in league withe whole island
under their power, with the exception of the city of Lyttos;
and this being the only city which refused obedience, they
resolverst the whole of the other
Cretan cities were united in war against Lyttos: but presently
when some jealousy arose from certain trifling causein, the elder men espoused the side of Cnossus, the younger
that of Lyttos, and so were in opposition to each other. Taken
by surprise by this's territory, the
Cnossians got information of the fact, and seized Lyttos while
thus denuded of its defenders. The children and women they
selies in their war against the
Cnossians. Thus at one fell swoop was Lyttos, a colony of
Sparta and allied with the Lacedaemonians in blood, th