Identified by Leake with Athytos near the modern village of Nea Phlogita on the E side of the Kassandra peninsula. Herodotos names it as one of the cities of Pallene (Phlegra) from which Xerxes' fleet took ships and men. A Sanctuary of Dionysos there is mentioned by Xenophon. Local coins bearing the head of Zeus Ammon were first issued in 424 B.C.
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This text is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites, Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Nov 2002 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.
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A town in Macedonia containing a celebrated temple and oratory of Zeus Ammon.
Aphutis, also Aphute, Aphutos: Eth. Aphutaios, more early Aphutieus, Aphuteus, Aphutesios: A/thyto. A town on the eastern side of the peninsula Pallene, in Macedonia, a little below Potidaea. (Herod. vii. 123: Thuc. i. 64; Strab.) Xenophon (Hell. v. 3. § 19) says that it possessed a temple of Dionysius, to which the Spartan king Agesipolis desired to be removed before his death; but it was more celebrated for its temple of Ammon, whose head appears on its coins. (Plut. Lys. 20; Pans. iii. 18. § 3; Steph. B. s. v.)
This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited May 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
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