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Synonyms for Crete

the largest Greek island in the Mediterranean

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My house grew apace and I became a great man among the Cretans, but when Jove counselled that terrible expedition, in which so many perished, the people required me and Idomeneus to lead their ships to Troy, and there was no way out of it, for they insisted on our doing so.
He said he had seen Ulysses with Idomeneus among the Cretans, refitting his ships which had been damaged in a gale.
Proud Cretans (and some experts) call it Europe's first city.
Summary: It is an odd quirk in the history of logic that the blameless Cretans should have given their name to the famous "liar paradox.
It could be speculated that Cypriots and Cretans experienced very similar migratory events over the centuries," it said.
He discovers how the migrant crisis has impacted on Greece, and finds out why memories of the Second World War continue to colour the way some Cretans view their country's economic difficulties.
Stillman (1828-1901), the American consul in Crete, published an article in favor of the Cretans and was probably the author of a series of letters which described the behavior of the Ottoman authorities in Crete.
As a friend of 'Mihali' (Paddy's nom de guerre throughout Greece), he was welcomed with open arms wherever he went; he responded to the Cretans with equal warmth.
Cretans are fiercely proud of their extraordinary history and have a warm welcome for the latest "invasion" - from tourists.
Ancient Greeks dealt with the postmodemist premise millennia ago when they noted that you can't trust a Cretan who says all Cretans lie.
We took a wander around the narrow paths at Arolithos, a village which gives visitors an idea of how the Cretans used to live.
confront the assembly of Greek Orthodox Cretans while calling the
At first, the Cretans fed and sheltered the soldiers, putting their own lives in danger.
The tourists gaze, the Cretans glance; archaeology and tourism on a Greek island.