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Headword: *kerami/s
Adler number: kappa,1360
Translated headword: Keramis, Ceramis, Kerameis
Vetting Status: high
Keramis is a deme of the Akamantid tribe [sc. in Athens]. It took the name from the potters' [lit: ceramic] craft and from sacrificing to a certain hero [called] Keramos.
Greek Original:
*kerami/s: dh=mo/s e)sti fulh=s th=s *)akamanti/dos h( *kerami/s. ei)/lhfe de\ tou)/noma a)po\ th=s keramikh=s te/xnhs kai\ tou= qu/ein *kera/mw| tini\ h(/rwi+.
NW of the Dipylon Gate of Athens. Obviously associated -- though not identical -- with the Kerameikos or Potters' Quarter (for which see kappa 1354, kappa 1355, kappa 1356, kappa 1357). As a deme, it was one of the many which was known by the plural of the demotikon: sing. Kerameus, pl. Kerameis.
Entry abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v., commetning in the first instance on Hyperides fr. 127 Jensen and citing Diodorus the Periegete (FGrH 372 F18) and Philochorus (FGrH 328 F5) for the information given.
J.S. Traill, The Political Organization of Attica (Princeton 1975) 47
D. Whitehead, The Demes of Attica (Princeton 1975) index s.v.
On hero-cult generally: OCD(4) s.v.
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 September 2000@10:44:42.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics; set status) on 20 September 2003@01:20:40.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 21 September 2003@05:53:42.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaks) on 11 July 2011@06:09:32.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2014@06:33:09.
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