Cnossos


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Cnos·sos

or Cnos·sus  (nŏs′əs)
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Noun1.Cnossos - an ancient town on Crete where Bronze Age culture flourished from about 2000 BC to 1400 BCCnossos - an ancient town on Crete where Bronze Age culture flourished from about 2000 BC to 1400 BC
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And while he considered this, he became aware of a swift ship upon the wine-like sea in which were many men and goodly, Cretans from Cnossos (10), the city of Minos, they who do sacrifice to the prince and announce his decrees, whatsoever Phoebus Apollo, bearer of the golden blade, speaks in answer from his laurel tree below the dells of Parnassus.
Strangers who once dwelt about wooded Cnossos but now shall return no more each to his loved city and fair house and dear wife; here shall you keep my rich temple that is honoured by many men.
The format of the essay is a discussion among three astute men, Cleinias, from the Cretan city of Cnossos, Megillus, from Sparta, and a nameless stranger from Athens who will collectively found Magnesia, a city designed to nurture the human soul.