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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Ida

IDA, a high mountain range in Asia Minor, extending from Phrygia through Mysia into Troas. The city of Troy was situated at its base. It is the scene of many ancient legends. The S. part of the range was called Gargarus, the highest peak of which is about 4,700 feet above sea. Here there was a temple of Cybele. From Ida flow several famous streams, as the Granicus, Simois, and Scamander. There is another Ida in Crete, now called Psiloriti.