IG I3 1055 B and the Boundary of Melite and Kollytos

by Gerald V. Lalonde

Hesperia, Volume 75, Issue 1
Page(s): 83-119
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25067976
Year: 2006


Two rupestral horoi found on the Hill of the Nymphs in Athens, IG I3 1055 A and B, are not a single boustrophedon text as usually edited. Investigation of the possibility that B marked a deme boundary, prefaced by a discussion of deme formation and territoriality, yields evidence that the ancient street that passed south of horos B on its route from the Agora to the saddle between the Hill of the Nymphs and the Pnyx divided the urban demes of Melite and Kollytos. This argument challenges the traditional view that the Pnyx was in Melite. The study concludes with an approximation of the full extent of Melite.