Cerameis
(208 words)

[German version]

(Κεραμεῖς; Kerameîs). Attic asty deme of the phyle Acamantis, six  bouleutaí . Provenance from this deme is expressed by ἐκ Κεραμέων (ek Keraméōn). Sources [1. LXXf.] consistently refer to the place as  Kerameikos. This was called the most beautiful of Athenian suburbs (Thuc. 2,34,5;  Athens, map), and was located inside -- and to the northwest outside -- the Dipylon Gate between Sacred Way to Eleusis and the road to the Academy. The hóroi Kerameíkou alongside the latter (IG II2 2617-2619) probably marked the deme border, contrary to [2. 167; 5. 300; 6. 29109; 7] (for…

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Lohmann, Hans (Bochum), “Cerameis”, 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 14 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e612800>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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