). An important city of Crete on the
northwestern slope of Mount Ida, and traditionally founded by the Curetes. Dio Cassius (xxxvi.
1) tells a story of how a breach was made in its towers by the use of vinegar, at the time
when the city was taken by Q. Metellus Creticus. In sixteenth century MSS. the ancient ruins
of the place are spoken of as enormous, but of them few vestiges now remain.