Lato pros Kamara

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Lato pros Kamara or simply Kamara or Camara (Ancient Greek: Καμάρα) was an ancient city of Crete,[1][2][3][4] situated to the east of Olous (Ptol. iii. 17. § 5), at a distance of 15 stadia according to the Maritime Itinerary, currently the site of Agios Nikolaos, Crete. Lato pros Kamara was settled in the late Bronze Age as the population of Dorian Lato realised greater security and its expanding population settled the coastal area, which had been subject to greater likelihood of marine attack during the earlier Bronze Age. (Hogan, 2008) Xenion, a Cretan historian quoted by Stephanus of Byzantium (s. v.) says that it was once called "Lato" (Hoeck, Kreta, vol. i. pp. 10, 394, 116); however, modern scholarship distinguish the two (see, e.g., Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Map 60 & notes.), placing Lato pros Kamara as the port of Lato. Lato pros Kamara outlasted Lato well into Roman times.

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  2. ^ The Annual of the British School at Athens, British School at Athens. MacMillan, 1935, p. 94, retrieved 11 February 2014 
  3. ^ Kofou, Anna (1992), Crete: all the museums and archaeological sites (3ª ed.), Ekdotike Athenon, pp. 184, 194, retrieved 11 February 2014 
  4. ^ Willetts, R. F. (1965), Ancient Crete: From Early Times Until the Roman Occupation, Routledge (published 2013), pp. 57–58, ISBN 9781134528318, retrieved 11 February 2014