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ISTRUS (Ἴστρος), a Cretan town which Artemidorus also called ISTRONA. (Steph. B. sub voce The latter form of the name is found in an inscription (ap. Chishull, Antiq. Asiat. p. 110). The site is placed near Minoa: “Among the ruined edifices and columns of this ancient city are two immense marble blocks, half buried in the earth, and measuring 54 by 15 feet.” (Cornelius, Creta Sacra, vol. i. p. 11; ap. Mus. Class. Antiq. vol. ii. p. 273 comp. Höck, Kreta, vol. i. pp. 17, 421.) [E, B. J.]


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