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RHAUCUS

RHAUCUS (Ῥαῦκος, Scyl. p. 19; Plb. 31.1.1, 33.15.1: Eth. Ῥαύκιος, fem. Ῥαυκία, Steph. B. sub voce. From the story told about the Cretan bees by Antenor in his “Cretica” (ap. Aelian. N. A. 17.35; comp. Diod. 5.70), it seems that there were two cities of this name in Crete. The existence of two places so called in the island might give rise to some such legend as that which he mentions. Pashley (Crete, vol. i. p. 235) fixes the site of one Rhaucus at Hághio Mýro, between Cnossus and Gortyna, and from its proximity to Mt. Ida infers that it is the more ancient.

COIN. OF RHAUCUS.

[E.B.J]

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