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Attica
(3,636 words)

[German version]

[1] Region in Greece

(ἡ Ἀττική; hē Attikḗ).

[German version]

A. Landscape

Easternmost landscape of central Greece, which, as a triangular peninsula, protrudes to the south-east between the Euboean Sea and the Saronic Gulf. A. borders Megara in the west,  Boeotia in the north. More than 40 per cent of the surface of A. (2530 km2) is composed of mountains: in the north Cithaeron (1407 m) is the border to Boeotia, where the Megalo Vuno and Mount Parnes (1413 m) cont…

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Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) and Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), “Attica”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_brill000120>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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