Sphettus
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[German version]

(Σφηττός; Sphēttós). Attic mesogeia deme of the Acamantis phyle, with five (seven) bouleutaí, counted part of the Attic Dodekapolis (Str. 9,1,20), and located, on the basis of honorary inscriptions by the  Sphettii for Demetrius [4] (SEG 25, 206), in the northwest of Coropi; the Bronze Age fortress Kastro tou Christou is situated here [1]. The Sphēttía Hodós ('S. Road') connected S. with Athens [2]. The Sphettii were considered witty (Aristoph. Plut. 720).

Bibliography

1 R. Hope Simpson, Mycenaean Greece, 1981, 50 B 33

2 Ch. Korres, Σφηττία…

Cite this page
Lohmann, Hans (Bochum), “Sphettus”, 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 18 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1119070>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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