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Halimus or Halimous (Ancient Greek: Ἁλιμοῦς) was a deme of ancient Athens, said to have been so called from τὰ ἅλιμα, sea-weeds,[1] was situated on the coast between Phalerum and Aexone,[2] at the distance of 35 stadia from the city of Athens.[3] It had temples of Demeter and Core,[4] and of Heracles.[5] Halimus was the deme of Thucydides the historian.

The site of Halimus is located north of modern Ag. Kosmas.[6][7]


  1. ^ Etym. M. s.v.
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. ix. p.398. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Dem. c. Eubulid. p. 1302
  4. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece. 1.31.1.
  5. ^ Dem. c. Eubulid. pp. 1314, 1319
  6. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  7. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 59, and directory notes accompanying.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Attica". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 37°54′22″N 23°43′56″E / 37.906°N 23.7321°E / 37.906; 23.7321