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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

IFESTIADES (Ancient demos) HERAKLIO

Hephaestiadae

Iphistiadae or Hephaestiadae (Iphistiadai, Hephaistiadai, Steph. B.; Hesych.), are the names of one demus, and not two separate demi, as Leake maintained. Iphistiadae appears to have been the correct form of the name, not only because it occurs much more frequently in inscriptions, but also because it is much more probable that a name formed from the obscure hero Iphistius should have been converted into one derived from the god Hephaestus, than that the reverse should have been the case. (Ross, p. 74.) We learn from Plato's will (Diog. Laert. iii. 41), that this demus contained an Heracleium or temple of Hercules, which has probably given its name to the modern village of Arakli, about two or three miles westward of Kivisia and Marusi. Hence Arakli indicates the site of Iphistiadae, as Marusi does that of Athmonum.

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited August 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities

Hephaestia

A deme of Attica belonging to the tribe Acamantis.


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