Cnossus


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  • noun

Synonyms for Cnossus

an ancient town on Crete where Bronze Age culture flourished from about 2000 BC to 1400 BC

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Thus he endorsed the view to distance despotic rule of prehistorical Greece from the Western tradition: "the Minoan civilization was essentially non-European"; the Minoans were connected through a "few clear and even close bonds with Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt"; and "the sultan-like life of the kings of Cnossus and Phaestus, their courts, their officials, their economy, displayed features which were similar to those of their opposite numbers in the Near East; they were equally unlike anything Western"( 195-96).
Bumbling displacement anticipates Paris' cuckolding of the Spartan king, which is realized in a later scene, after the Menelaus has been sent off on a fruitless journey to Cnossus.
His king, Minos of Cretan Cnossus, honored him until he learned that Daedalus had helped his (Minos's) wife fuck a white bull.