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MA´TIUM a maritime city of Crete, next to the E. of Apollonia in Pliny's list (4.12), and opposite to the island of Dia,--“Contra Matium Dia” (l.c.). The modern Megálo-Kástron occupies the ancient site. (Pashley, Trav. vol. i. pp. 172, 261; Höck, Kreta, vol. i. pp. 12, 403.)


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