$'A . EALTIAIANOS.
This sarcophagus-lid was in the garden of Marco Fratello, a
Venetian gentleman, at Dianaidlie, a most beautiful place, and
adorned with fine cypresses.
At a short distance from Lyttus, on the road to Pediada, is
the village of Csida, where was found the following in-
(See Boeckh, C. I., No. 2607.)
He then describes a magnificent aqueduct which led from
Pediada to Lassithi. (A. Z.)
Many inscriptions are found at Lyttus, from which Ave learn
that though, as Polybius informs us, the city was ruined by the
inhabitants of Gnossus and Gortyna, it must have flourished
again in the time of Trajan, Hadrian, Plotina, and Matidia (ma-
ternal aunt to the Emperor Antoninus). (Lett. II. and A. Z.)
The following inscriptions, on marble tablets, were excavated
among the ruins:
(See Boeckh, Nos. 2586, 2583, 2575, 2573, 2579, 2572, 2577, and 2578.)
The following are unpublished :
TQNArAOONAN. KATATONAOQE. ..
The plan of the theatre of Lyttus is incomplete as regards
the scene, the form of which, from its state of ruin, and the
enormous blocks which lay about it, is difficult to be deter-
mined. Were you to see these ruins you would be filled with
amazement at the extraordinary character of the people who
could originate such works. This theatre is the largest which
was constructed in the island. The steps are excavated out.