: Eth. Ἰδαλεύς
, Steph. B. sub voce Plin. Nat. 5.31
), a town in Cyprus, adjoining to which was a forest sacred to Aphrodite; the poets who connect this place with her worship, give no indications of the precise locality. (Theocr. Id.
15.100; Verg. A. 1.681
; Catull. Pel. et Thet.
96; Propert. 2.13; Lucan 8.17
.) Engel (Kypros,
vol. i. p. 153) identifies it with Dalin,
described [p. 2.14]
by Mariti (Viaggi,
vol. i. p. 204), situated to the south of Leucosia, at the foot of Mount Olympus.