, Steph. B. sub voce Plin. Nat. 4.20
: Eth. Ῥυτιεύς
), a town of Crete which Homer (Hom. Il. 2.648
) couples with Phaestus as “well-peopled cities.” The city belonged to the Gortynians (Strab. x. p.479
; Nonnus, Dionys.
The corrupt reading Ῥυθίμνη
in Steph. B. sub voce
(s. v. Στῆλαι
) should be emended into Ῥύτιον.
vol. i. p. 414.)
The city must have existed somewhere on or close to the route which leads from Kastelianá
to Haghíus Dhéka;
but Pashley (Crete,
vol. i. p. 293) could find no vestiges of antiquity in the neighbourhood.