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Rheitoi (river)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: J.S. Traill Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Oct 04, 2023 09:23 AM History
Pausanias describes this complex of two drainages near the Bay of Eleusis as sacred to Demeter and Persephone and as demarcating a territorial boundary between Athens and Eleusis. It was here that participants in the procession of the mystae were obliged to disembark from wagons and continue on foot to Eleusis. An inscribed decree of 422/421 BCE specifies the construction of a pedestrian bridge for this purpose.

38.125, 23.625

river, drainage

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 59 B2 Rheitoi fl.

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Reitoi

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J.S. Traill, Brady Kiesling, R. Talbert, Rosemary Selth, Jeffrey Becker, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, R. Scott Smith, and Greta Hawes, 'Rheitoi (river): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 13 April 2024]

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