Thria (Attica)
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Thria Attica

Thria (Ancient Greek: ?) was an important deme of ancient Athens, from which the Eleusinian plain, or, at all events, the central or eastern part of it, was called the Thriasian Plain ( ). When Attica was invaded from the west, the Thriasian Plain was the first to suffer from the ravages of the enemy.[1][2][3] A portion of the Eleusinian plain was also called the Rharian Plain (), in ancient times, but its site is unknown.[4]

The territory of Thria appears to have been extended as far as the salt-springs Rheiti, since the temple of Aphrodite Phila is said to have been in Thria.[5] The site of Thria is located southeast of modern Aspropyrgos.[6][7]


  1. ^ Strabo. Geographica. ix. p.395. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Herodotus. Histories. 9.7.
  3. ^ Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War. 1.114, 2.19.
  4. ^ Homeric Hymn to Artemis, 450.
  5. ^ Athen. 6.255c.
  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: 38°03?16?N 23°35?32?E / 38.0545°N 23.5923°E / 38.0545; 23.5923

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