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  • CNOSSUS, KNOSSOS, or Gnossus, an ancient city of Crete, on the left bank of the Caeratus, a small stream which falls into the sea on the north side of the island.
  • Cnossus was also assigned as the site of the labyrinth in which the Minotaur was confined.
  • When the rest of Crete fell under the Roman dominion, Cnossus shared the same fate, and became a Roman colony.
  • As the excavations at Cnossus are discussed at length in the article Crete, it must suffice here briefly to enumerate the more important.
  • Where much is still obscure, all that seems certain is that the antiquity of Phoenicia as a sea and trading power has been greatly exaggerated both in ancient and in modern times; the Minoan power of Cnossus preceded it by many centuries; the influence of Phoenicia in the Aegean cannot be carried back much earlier than the 12th century B.C., and, comparatively speaking, it was " foreign, late, sporadic."' A vivid description of the Phoenicians' trade at the time of Tyre's prosperity is given by Ezekiel (xxvii.
 

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