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The island is mountainous and thickly wooded, but it has fruitful glens. Of the mountains, those towards the west are called Leuca;1 they do not fall short of Ta├┐getus in height, extend in length about three hundred stadia, and form a ridge which terminates approximately at the narrows. In the middle, in the most spacious part of the island, is Mount Ida, loftiest of the mountains of Crete and circular in shape, with a circuit of six hundred stadia; and around it are the best cities. There are other mountains in Crete that are about as high as the Leuca, some terminating towards the south and others towards the east.

1 "White."

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