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With some 1,400 square kilometers, the largest island of the Dodecanese group and the fourth largest Greece in Aegean great importance for trade. Probably brought before the Greeks Phoenicia viticulture on the island. After Homer (8th century. BC) took part in Rhodes with 9 ships in the Trojan War. In the year 408 BC, allied to the three largest cities of Rhodes and decided to form a new town on the site of the modern city of Rhodes. She was one of the most beautiful cities of antiquity. Famous were the schools of the philosophers, philologists and speakers and the city was a center of shipping, trade and (including wine) culture. In ...You see a shortened form of description. The full description is reserved for our subscribers.