Paralia
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(Παραλία). Originally the coastal region of Attica, also more generally the region to the east of Mt. Hymettus. After the constitutional reforms of Cleisthenes [2] ([5. 157ff.]; Attica, with map), each of the 10 Attic phylai comprised three trittyes (‘thirds’): a city third (asty), an inland one (mesogeia) and a coastal one (paralia), each consisting of demes (Aristot. Ath. Pol. 21,4) [1; 3. 251ff.; 5. 159]. In the Classical period, the 10 paralia trittyes comprised approx. 40 demes [4. 125ff.]. A frontier post between Paralia and Mesogeia in the up…

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Lohmann, Hans (Bochum), “Paralia”, 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_e907850>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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