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Πληροφορίες για τον τόπο (3)
Αρχαίος δήμος που βρισκόταν εντός των τειχών του άστεως στη ΒΔ πλευρά της πόλης, στο δρόμο προς τον Ιππιο Κολωνό.
Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)
Scambonidae, Skambonidai. A demus belonging to the tribe Leontis. In consequence
of a passage of Pausanias (i. 38. § 2). Muller placed this demus near Eleusis;
but it is now admitted that it was one of the city demi. It was probably included
within the district of Melite, and occupied the Hills of the Nymphs and of Pnyx.
Its connexion with Melite is intimated by the legend, that Melite derived its
name from Melite, a daughter of Myrmex, and the wife of Hercules; and that this
Myrmex gave his name to a street in Scambonidae. (Harpocrat. s. v. Melite; Hesych.,
s. v. Murmekos atrapos; comp. Aristoph. Thesm. 100; and Phot Lex.) This street,
however, the Street of Ants, did not derive its name from a hero, but from its
being crooked and narrow, as we may suppose the streets to have been in this hilly
district. Scambonidae, also, probably derived its name from the same circumstance
(from skambos, crooked.)
This extract is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited June 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
- Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD)
Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities
(Skambonidai). A demus in Attica, between Athens and Eleusis, belonging to the tribe Leontis.
- Perseus: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898)
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