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Pausanias

Agrae

AGRYLI (Ancient demos) ATHENS
Across the Ilisus is a district called Agrae and a temple of Artemis Agrotera (the Huntress). They say that Artemis first hunted here when she came from Delos, and for this reason the statue carries a bow. A marvel to the eyes, though not so impressive to hear of, is a race-course of white marble, the size of which can best be estimated from the fact that beginning in a crescent on the heights above the Ilisus it descends in two straight lines to the river bank. This was built by Herodes, an Athenian, and the greater part of the Pentelic quarry was exhausted in its construction.. Paus. 1.19.6

Alimus

ALIMOUS (Ancient demos) ALIMOS
The small parishes of Attica, which were founded severally as chance would have it, presented the following noteworthy features. At Alimus is a sanctuary of Demeter Lawgiver and of the Maid, and at Zoster (Girdle) on the coast is an altar to Athena, as well as to Apollo, to Artemis and to Leto. The story is that Leto did not give birth to her children here, but loosened her girdle with a view to her delivery, and the place received its name from this incident.(Paus. 1.31.1)

Areopagus

ARIOS PAGOS (Hill) ATHENS
Hill at Athens, origin of name, Ares tried for murder in the, Cephalus tried for homicide in the, Daedalus tried for murder in the, Orestes tried and acquitted of murder in the, council of A. dedicate bull, persons acquitted by A. offer sacrifice, tribunal of A. degraded by Ephialtes, Messenians willing to refer case to.

The stone of Outrage & the stone of Ruthlessness

The unhewn stones on which stand the defendants and the prosecutors, they call the stone of Outrage and the stone of Ruthlessness.

Phlya

FLYA (Ancient demos) CHALANDRI
Deme of Attica.

Cynosarges

KYNOSARGOUS (Square) ATHENS
A place in Attica with a shrine of Herakles.

Hymettus

YMITOS (Mountain) ATTIKI
Attic mountain, its honey, image of Zeus, altars of Zeus and Apollo.

Perseus Encyclopedia

Athens

ATHENS (Ancient city) GREECE
Capital of Attica, described, sacred to Athena.

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