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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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
The project took place between September 2011 and January 2014 with the Game Fund as leading partner in cooperation with BirdLife Cyprus, the Forestry Department, The University of Crete, The Museum of Natural History in Crete and Gortynas Municipality in Crete.