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Summary: Attic deme site.
Acharnai was the largest of the Attic deme sites and known
to have been located 60 stades from Athens. Although its exact position remains
uncertain, it is believed to have been S of Mt. Parnes, in the area of the modern
village of Menidi (where inscriptions with Acharnaian names have been found).
Ancient sources refer to sanctuaries of Apollo Argyieus and Herakles and a temple
of Ares and Athena Areia at the site, but no trace of these remains have been
In 431 B.C. the Spartans under King Archidamos occupied
the site and used it as a base from which to ravage the Attic countryside. In
404 B.C. the forces of the Thirty Tyrants also used the deme site as a base.
Little exploration has been done.
Donald R. Keller, ed.
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