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Gortyna

(gôrtī`nə), ancient city, S central Crete. Under Rome it was one of the leading cities of the island. Many ancient Greek remains have been discovered on the site. An inscription dating from c.450 B.C. of a code of laws of inheritance, marriage, divorce, and other family matters was found on a wall in 1884, providing important insights into civil society of that time.
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There is a high headland hereabouts stretching out into the sea from a place called Gortyn, and all along this part of the coast as far as Phaestus the sea runs high when there is a south wind blowing, but arter Phaestus the coast is more protected, for a small headland can make a great shelter.
Ond roedd o'n meddwl bod hyn yn ddigri tu hwnt ac mi benderfynodd mwya sydyn ( a ninnau'n cerdded ar gymflymdra golew ar y pryd) mai pyped ar gortyn oedd o - a bod y cortyn wedi torri.
Cantarella adds value with sections on the Spartan and Gortyn models of family law.
Naumann provides a discussion of the motif of the evergreen plane tree of Gortyn under which Zeus is supposed to have consummated his love affair with Europa.
Ar y llwyfan cafwyd, yn l y Dr Thomas Parry, 'y cranciaid rhyfeddaf yng Nghymru' yn cynnwys y Dr William Price, Llantrisant yn gwisgo croen llwynog ar ei ben, cledd ar ei lin ac wy yn hongian ar gortyn o'i wddf.
According to a report in the Telegraph, the team believes that the site, near the town of Gortyn, has just as much claim to be the place of the Labyrinth as the Minoan palace at Knossos 20 miles away, which has been synonymous with the Minotaur myth since its excavation a century ago.
In the south-central town of Gortyn, the visitor can still see today the apse of the ruined sixth-century basilica built on the spot where Titus, sent by St.
Gortyn has a famous inscription containing its law code, which is engraved on stone blocks in a small Roman odeon, and it is the earliest law code we have from ancient Greece.
Using the Homeric poems, the fifth-century Law of Gortyn and fourth-century Athenian law-court cases, she traces the development of dowry and inheritance systems and their implications for the transference of civic land during the growth of the various Greek poleis.
Pan oedd injian ddyrnu'n dod i ddyrnu'r yd roedd rhwymwr (binder) yn cael ei osod i ddal y gwellt a'i rwymo a dau gortyn yn boteli.
Roedd digon o bethau i ddiddanu plentyn gan ddefnyddio cyllell boced, darn o gortyn a'r dychymyg.