Anaphlystus

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Anaphlystus or Anaphlystos (Ancient Greek: Ἀνάφλυστος) was a coastal (paralia) deme of ancient Attica, belonging to the Antiochis phyle, on the west coast of Attica, opposite the island of Eleussa, and a little north of the promontory of Sunium, between that promontory and that of Astypalaea. It bordered on Aegilia to the west, to Atene in the south-east and to Amphitrope to the east. To the northwest, it was separated from Phrearrhioi by the Astike Hodos.[1]

It was a place of some importance. It had ten representatives in the Boule. Xenophon recommended the erection of a fortress here for the protection of the mines of Sunium. Strabo speaks of a paneium (Πανεῖον), or Grotto of Pan, in the neighbourhood of Anaphlystus.[2][3]

It was situated at a site called Agios Georgios (St. George),[4][5] close to the modern settlement of Anavyssos, on the Attic Riviera.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Hans Lohmann, "Anaphlystus" in Brill's New Pauly (2006).
  2. ^ Herodotus. Histories. 4.99.
  3. ^ Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax 21; Xenophon, de Vectig. 4 .43; Strabo. Geographica. 9.1.21. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 59, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Anaphlystus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Attica". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.


Coordinates: 37°43′38″N 23°57′03″E / 37.7273205°N 23.9508185°E / 37.7273205; 23.9508185