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[German version]

(μεσόγεια, mesógeia), the inland area of Attica. Since Cleisthenes' reform of the tribes [4. 157ff.], each of the ten Attic phýlai consisted of one trittýs (‘third’) each of dḗmoi from a sty, m esógeia and p aralia (Aristot. Ath. Pol. 21,4) [1; 2. 251ff.; 4. 159]. In classical times the 10 mesógeia trittýes included approximately 47 dḗmoi [3. 125ff.].

Attica (with map); Demos [2]


1 M. H. Hansen, Asty, M. and Paralia, in: CeM 41, 1990, 51-54

2 P. J. Rhodes, A Commentary on the Aristotelian Athenaion Politeia, 1981

3 J. S. Traill, Demos and …

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Lohmann, Hans (Bochum), “Mesogeia”, 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 12 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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