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Travels and Researches in Crete, Vol. 1 of 2 free pdf Excerpt from Travels and Researches in Crete, Vol. 1 of 2 Mahomedans of Crete. - Greek the common language. - Close association of the creeds - its natural effects. - An enlightened pasha, intrigue against him. - Over-estimate of the Greek population. - Greek rising, and persecution of the Mohamedans. - The Sfakians - their dialect - its Hellenic connexion shown by the late Col. Leake- Gnossus - its site - its few remains at present - cause of this. - The Labyrinth. - Plutarch's account of the Minotaur and Labyrinth. - Ancient tombs at Gnossus - its ancient ports of Amnisus and Heracleion- Gnossus an early seat of Art and Learning before Greece. - Sculpture by Daedalus. - Subsequent celebrity of Cretan art. - Its coins remarkable for art and for their imperfect surface and form. - Eminent Cretan sculptors. - A Cretan Venus. - A Cretan head of Zeus. - Leonardo da Vinci's picture- Mount Iuktas, the burial-place of Zeus- route to it. - Turkish Monastery. - Three dervishes. - View from Mount Iuktas. - Rhaucus. - Valley of Arkhanes - its hospitable inhabitants. - Tranquil nights- their treachery to the traveller- Ancient cities of Lyttus and Lycastus. - Position of the latter at Astritzi. - Thenae. - Plain of Pediada- ascent to the site of Lyttus from it. - The description of the site and its remains - its inscription - its coins About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

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Author : T a B Spratt
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1330882644
EAN : 9781330882641
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 420 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . Excerpt from Travels and Researches in Crete, Vol. 1 of 2 Mahomedans of Crete. - Greek the common language. - Close association of the creeds - its natural effects. - An enlightened pasha, intrigue