Where he got them from I cannot tell, for they are not so plentiful at Rettimo as they are at beautiful Canea.
As both held the office of rabbi at Canea, there was constant friction between them.
He expected our arrival on the 3rd of April, and came on board our steamboat as soon as it had anchored in the harbour of Canea.
Serious disturbances broke out at Canea on the 24th of May, and were only quelled by the arrival of foreign warships.
There was an important community at Canea, on the island of Candia, belonging to Venice.
The Turkish vessel was carrying arms to the besieged garrison at Canea.
A supreme court of appeal, which also discharges the functions of a court of cassation, sits at Canea.
A—, a modest dwelling, although it was perhaps the best furnished private house in Canea.
But it is now in no point of its course nearer than ten miles to Canea.
The longest and most interesting of our excursions was the one to Rettimo, which is two days journey from Canea.
traditionally said to be from Krus, name of a mythological ancestor; probably an ethnic name of some sort.
Note: Crete is the largest of the Greek islands.
Note: One of the world's earliest civilizations, the Minoan civilization, reached its peak in Crete in 1600 b.c.
now called Candia, one of the largest islands in the Meditterranean, about 140 miles long and 35 broad. It was at one time a very prosperous and populous island, having a "hundred cities." The character of the people is described in Paul's quotation from "one of their own poets" (Epimenides) in his epistle to Titus: "The Cretans are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies" (Titus 1:12). Jews from Crete were in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:11). The island was visited by Paul on his voyage to Rome (Acts 27). Here Paul subsequently left Titus (1:5) "to ordain elders." Some have supposed that it was the original home of the Caphtorim (q.v.) or Philistines.