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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Knossos.

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

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Examples

  • Mr. Cartledge, a gentle guide, does not utterly destroy traditional notions that his fellow Cnossos visitors might entertain about the bull-loving King Minos and the magnificence of the palaces imagined by the 19th-century British excavator and fantasist Arthur Evans.

    When Trouble in Athens Meant Sparta

  • The starting point is Cnossos in northern Crete, where we encounter the palaces occupied by the so-called Minoans from roughly 2000 B.C. to 1450 B.C., before they gave way to the Greek-speaking Mycenaeans, who remained there for about 200 years.

    When Trouble in Athens Meant Sparta

  • 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 195, the city of Minos, they who do sacrifice to the prince and announce his decrees, whatsoever

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • On a Linear B tablet from Cnossos either a stallion or a bull is named a3-wo-ro, probably “Piebald” or “Roan” from his colour cf. alphaiota 252 note.

    languagehat.com: SUDA/SUIDAS.

  • We can follow the fatal road of other wealthy elites, like the pampered Court of Cnossos or the French nobility at Versailles, or we can use our wealth to redeem the promise of our free society ....

    India and the Sixties

  • 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 [2510], 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.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • He waved his hand; and it was as though, with an invisible feather wisk, he had brushed away a little dust, and the dust was Harappa, was Ur of the Chaldees; some spider-webs, and they were Thebes and Babylon and Cnossos and Mycenae.

    Brave New World

  • For do you understand my whole attentions, my whole endeavours were to keep poor dear Florence on to topics like the finds at Cnossos and the mental spirituality of Walter Pater.

    The Good Soldier

  • Notably so, it seems to me, are the traces of the final fire, which are to be seen at Cnossos as at Troy, and the huge jars, which may be compared with the receptacles the Trojan excavators unearthed, and found still to contain dried peas and other things that the Trojans left behind when they fled from their sacked and burning city.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 8 Italy and Greece, Part Two

  • The ruins [of the Cnossos palace] lie at the east of the high road, in a deep valley.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 8 Italy and Greece, Part Two

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