BENE (Βήνη: Eth. Βηναϊος), a town of Crete, in the neighbourhood of Gortyn, to which it was subject, only known as the birthplace of the poet Rhianus. (Steph. B. sub voceΒήνη; Suid. s. v. Ῥιανός.）
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, illustrated by numerous engravings on wood. William Smith, LLD. London. Walton and Maberly, Upper Gower Street and Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row; John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1854.