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Headword: *go/rtus
Adler number: gamma,405
Translated headword: Gortys
Vetting Status: high
Name of an island.
Greek Original:
*go/rtus: o)/noma nh/sou.
Otherwise unattested as such. (There is, however, a small city called Gortys in the central Peloponnese.)
Claudius Ptolemy gives a 'Gurtone' in Tymphaia and Polybius 5.108 mentions a 'Gertous' of the Dassaretes, possibly identical with a 'Gerrunium' mentioned by Livy 31.27. Any of these cities may have been on islands in the several large lakes of northern Greece.
Keywords: definition; geography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 October 2000@09:14:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 3 September 2002@06:42:44.
Nicholas Fincher (Added note) on 16 July 2003@07:12:13.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2011@05:17:50.


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