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Cytherus or Kytheros (Ancient Greek: [1] or ?), also known as Cytherum or Kytheron (?),[2][3] was one of the twelve cities of ancient Attica, and afterwards a deme. Pausanias states that the nymphs of the river Cytherus in Elis were called Ionides from Ion, the son of Gargettus, when he migrated from Athens to Elis.[4]

The site of Cytherus is located near modern Pousi Kaloyerou.[5][6]


  1. ^ So in inscriptions
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. ix. p.397. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Harpoc., s.v.; Suda, s.v.; Phot., s.v.; Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  4. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece. 6.22.7.
  5. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 59, and directory notes accompanying.
  6. ^ 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: 37°54?28?N 23°59?03?E / 37.9076425°N 23.984295°E / 37.9076425; 23.984295

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