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Ilis(s)us
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(Ἰλισός/Ilisós, Ἰλισσός/Ilissós). One of the two main rivers of the plain of Athens (Str. 9,1,24), the other being the  Cephis(s)us [2]. Having its source on the north-western slope of the  Hymettus it turned towards the southwest at the southern edge of Athens (today completely built over and as in antiquity seasonal). It is disputed whether the I. emptied itself into the sea at Phalerum or into the Cephisus north of Piraeus [2. 164 fig. 213]. The Eridanus (Paus. 1,19,5) was a tributary of the I. The stadium …

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Lohmann, Hans (Bochum), “Ilis(s)us”, 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 31 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e523250>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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