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[1] Common designation for glens and gorges

(αὐλών; aulṓn) Common designation for glens and gorges: 13 instances in [1], 17 in [2]. Ath. 5,189 documents for Attica several hieroi Aulones (‘sacred aulones’), but only that of Dionysus is known [3]. The south Attic Aulon, a small mining area, appears in several mining lease certificates and possibly lay in the territory of the deme  Phrearrhii [4].


1 Pape/Benseler 1, 176

2 A. Milchhoefer, s.v…

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Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) and Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg), “Aulon”, 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 16 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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