or Orra (Oria) was an inland city on the
between Tarentum and Brundisium. Its coinage is all quite late,
consisting of bronze coins of Uncial and Semuncial weight, B.C. 217-89.
Bust of Aphrodite r., in wreath:
Nude Eros playing lyre r.,
5 pellets in line, Latin legend ORRA:
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citizens of Oria and outskirtses that today are living
shed for the world for the most varied reasons.
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Crete's Late Minoan II Period of
splendour and commercial prosperity was brought to an abrupt close by the
sack of Knossos.
This disaster must have fallen like "a bolt from the blue".
It was evidently as unexpected as it was complete.
Workmen were engaged in
renovating the stately dwelling, new frescoes were being painted, and
builders were erecting a new wing, when the invaders
swept inland from the seashore, put to the sword soldier and artisan, and
probably women and children, then plundered the palace and set it on fire.
Phæstos palace and the villa of Aghia Triadha shared similar rates.
It may be that the invaders
attacked Crete when its army and navy were engaged elsewhere.
recorded by Herodotus, which is of special interest in this
connection, sets forth that Minos went to Sicily in search of Dædalus, the
great architect, and there was murdered.
An expedition followed to avenge
his death, and besieged Camicus for five years.
Their efforts were, however,
unsuccessful. On their way home their vessels were wrecked on the south
coast of Italy, where they founded the town of Hyria.