(Κωλιὰς ἄκρα; Kōlías ákra). Cape at the western coast of Attica  in the deme Halimus, modern Hagios Cosmas, with an Early Helladic settlement [3; 4]. This is where wreckage from the naval battle of Salamis (480 BC) was washed ashore (Hdt. 8,96). A sanctuary of Demeter Thesmophoros is attested by Plutarch (Solon 8,4), Pausanias (1,31,1), and Hesychius (s.v. Κ.) [2. 100]. The cult of Aphrodite Colias is localized by Str. 9,1,21 incorrectly in Anaphlystus.
1J. Day, Cape Colias, Phalerum and the Phaleric Wall, in: AJA 36, 1932, 1-11
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“Kolias akra”, in:
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