(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 asty, mesógeia and paralia (Aristot. Ath. Pol. 21,4) [1; 2. 251ff.; 4. 159]. In classical times the 10 mesógeiatrittýes included approximately 47 dḗmoi [3. 125ff.].
1M. H. Hansen, Asty, M. and Paralia, in: CeM 41, 1990, 51-54
2P. J. Rhodes, A Commentary on the Aristotelian Athenaion Politeia, 1981
3J. S. Traill, Demos and …
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