Peleces

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Peleces or Pelekes (Ancient Greek: Πήληκες) were three demoi of ancient Attica, forming a community, as τρίκωμολ,[1] and probably, therefore, adjacent. If the reading in Thucydides is correct, διὰ Κρωπειᾶς,[2] these demoi should be placed in the north of the Athenian plain, but many editors read διὰ Κεκροπίας.

The site of Peleces is tentatively located near modern Chasia.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. sub voce Εὐρυπίδαι.
  2. ^ Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War. 2.19.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 59, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 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: 38°07′03″N 23°40′24″E / 38.117633°N 23.6731985°E / 38.117633; 23.6731985