, Ptol. 5.14.2
; Steph. B. sub voce
Hierocl.; Curias, Plin. Nat. 5.13
: Eth. Κουριεύς
), a city of Cyprus, situated to the W. of the river Lycus, 16 M. P. from Amathus. (Peut. Tab.
) It was said to have been founded by the Argives. (Hdt. 5.113
; Strab. xiv. p.683
.) Stesenor, its sovereign, betrayed the cause of his country during the war against the Persians. (Herod. l.c.
) Near the town was a Cape (Φρούριον, Ptol. 5.14.2
: Capo Bianco
), from which sacrilegious offenders who had dared to touch the altar of Apollo were thrown into the sea. (Strab. l.c.
) The ruins of a town supposed to represent this have been found, near Piscopia,
one of the most fertile spots in the island. (Pococke, Trav.
vol. ii. p. 329; Engel, Kypros,
vol. i. p. 118.)