Gortyna

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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In the Laws Plato represents one of the persons of the dialogue as having been asked by the people of Gortyna to draw up laws for a colony which they were founding.
Las evidencias arqueologicas indican claramente que las iglesias permanecieron intactas y que la Basilica de Gortyna fue restaurada en el siglo IX durante la ocupacion musulmana.
X X Adelpha melona leucocoma (Fruhstorfer) X Adelpha mesentina (Cramer) * X X Adelpha pleasure phliassa (Godart) X Adelpha erotia erotia (Hewitson) X Adelpha sichaeus sichaeus (Butler) X Adelpha thesprotia (Felder) X Adelpha ximena (Felder) X Adelpha iphicleola gortyna (Fruhstorfer) X Charaxinae X Archaeoprepona demophoon (Hubner) X Archaeoprepona demophon (Linnaeus) X Archaeoprepona amphimachus (Fabricius) X X Archaeoprepona licomedes licomedes (Cramer) X Prepona laertes (Hubner) X Agrias claudina lugens (Staudinger)* X Agrias hewitsonius stuarti (Godman & Salvin) X Cymatogramma xenocles (Westwood) X X X Consul fabius (Cramer) X X Consul fabius superba (Niepelt) X Fountainea ryphea (Cramer) X X Fountainea eurypyle (Felder) Memphis sp.
170) fue particularmente extensa en aquel tiempo: escribio a las comunidades de Atenas, Roma, Knosos, Ponto, Amastris, Gortyna, Lacedemonia; cfr.
Festos and the nearby Greek ruins at Gortyna make for a great day out after a breakfast that will easily keep you going until lunch.