Pythion (Athens) 9 Kallirhois Blvd? - Πύθιον

Πύθιον - Pythion, unlocated sanctuary between Ilissos R. and Olympieon, Athens
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Latitude: 37.967500
Longitude: 23.732200
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Πύθιον
Place ID: 380237SPth
Time period: ACH
Region: Attica
Country: Greece
Department: Athens C
Mod: Kallirhois Blvd?


Modern Description: Unlocated, but frequently speculated upon site. A phrase captured by the lexicographer Hesychius, "ἐν Πυθίῳ χέσαι - to shit in the Pythion. Peisistratos was building the temple in the Pythion. The Athenians, who hated him, when they passed, having nothing else to do, some would urinate against the fence and take a dump near the construction site in order to harass the laborers."
[Judith Binder: Apollo Pythios: Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, southwest of the Olympieion, the Pythion, on the Ilissos right bank in the area bounded by Kallirrois Blvd., Vourvachi St., Syngrou Boulevard and Athan. Diakou St.: Th. 2.15.4; Travlos, J. 1971, 100-103, fig. 130]

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