Athmonon (Attica) 16 Marousi - Άθμονον

Ἅθμονον - Athmonon, ancient deme of Attica located SW of Marousi
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Latitude: 38.046600
Longitude: 23.788000
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Ἅθμονον
Place ID: 381238DAth
Time period: CHR
Region: Attica
Country: Greece
Department: Athens N
Mod: Marousi

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Modern Description: The administrative centre of Athmonon was located at Lasani. Cult buildings dedicated to Artemis were found in the area. A large rectangular Roman irrigation cistern was found to the north of the Olympic Stadium Complex during the construction of Attiki Odos. The cistern was built on a hill, named Psalidi or Tsoumba tou Lasani, located close to the Eirini station northeast of the SELETE complex. The cistern dates to the 2nd c. AD and was in use until the 6th c. AD. (Karvonis, TIR Attica)
Amarousion/Marousi is named for a sanctuary dedicated to the Euboian cult of Artemis Amarysia, in the deme of Athmonon. Pausanias (1.1417) refers to a local legend that a Sanctuary of Aphrodite Urania was founded there by a King Porphyrion, a name taken by Frazer to indicate a Phoenician settlement. SW of Marusi, Lolling found two boundary inscriptions for the Artemis Sanctuary, one archaic, the other perhaps from a period of renovation under Herodes Atticus. A reference to Amarysian games occurs in another inscription concerning a local township decree. (M. H. MC ALLISTER)
Wikidata ID: Q12872216
Trismegistos Geo: 37731
Manto: 10150294

Info: Princeton Encyclopedia

(Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, from Perseus Project)

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