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NAXOS or NAXUS (Νάχος, Suid. s. v.), a town of Crete, according to the Scholiast (ad Pind. Isth. 6.107) celebrated for its whetstones. Höck (Kreta, vol. i. p. 417) considers the existence of this city very problematical.* The islands Crete and Naxos were famed for their whetstones (Plin. Nat. 36.22; comp. 18.28), and hence the confusion. In Mr. Pashley's map the site of Naxos is marked near Spńa Lónga.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 36.22
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