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The settlements of the deme should have been covering parts of the modern Kallithea, Peireaus & Moschato. Along with the demes of Peireaus, Phaliron & Thymenidae formed a religious union known as "tetrakomon" with the common worship of Hercules.

Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities


A deme of Attica belonging to the tribe Cecropis, to the west of Athens.

Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)


Xypete (Eupete, also Eupeteon, Strab. xiii. p. 604), said to have been likewise called Troja (Troia), because Teucrus led from hence an Attic colony into Phrygia. (Dionys. i. 61; Strab. l. c.; Steph. B.) It was apparently near Peiraeeus or Phalerum, since Xypete, Peiraeeus, Phalerum, and Thymoetadae formed the tetrakomoi (Pollux, iv. 105), who had a temple of Hercules in common (tetrakomon Herakleion, Steph. B. s. v. Echelidai; Bockh, Inscrip. vol. i. p. 123). Leake places Xypete at a remarkable insulated height, a mile from the head of the harbour of Peiraeeus, where are still seen some Hellenic foundations; but Ross remarks that this cannot be correct, since Xenophon (Hell. ii. 4. ยง 34) mentions this hill without giving its name, which he certainly would not have done if it had been Xypete.

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

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