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Now Keramo; a bay of Caria, north of the peninsula of Doris, receiving its name from the city of Ceramus in its vicinity.


One of the most considerable and important parts of the city of Athens. Its name was derived from the hero Ceramus (Pausan. i. 3), or perhaps from some potteries which were formerly situated there (Herod.v. 88). It included probably the Agora, the Stoa Basileios, and the Poekilé, as well as various other temples and public buildings. Antiquaries are not decided as to the general extent and direction of this part of the ancient city, since scarcely any trace remains of its monuments and edifices; but we may certainly conclude, from their researches and observations, that it lay entirely on the south side of the Acropolis. See Athenae.

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