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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

ATHMONON (Ancient demos) ATTIKI

Athmonun

Athmonun (Athmonon, also Athmonia, Harpocrat.; Steph. B.; Zonar.; Suid.), situated on the site of the village Marusi, which is a mile and a half from Kifisia on the road to Athens. The name of the modern village has been derived from Amarysia, a surname of Artemis, who was worshipped under this designation at Athmonum (Paus. i. 35.5). An inscription found near Marusi, in which the temenos of this goddess is mentioned, puts the matter beyond dispute. (horos Artemidos temenous Amarudias, Bockh, Inscr. n. 528.) Athmonum also possessed a very ancient temple of Aphrodite Urania (Pans. i. 14.7). The inhabitants of this demus appear to have been considered clever wine-dressers. (Aristoph. Pac. 190.)

This extract is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited August 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


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