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STAMATA (“Plotheia”) Attica, Greece.

To the N of the main mass of Mt. Pendeli, and due W of Mt. Aphorismos, approximately midway between Kephissia and the modern Marathon, is. the once small village of Stamata, its rural character now threatened by fast-developing housing schemes. While the village itself does not seem to be built on an ancient site, antiquities have been discovered nearby. Less than a km to the S, at Palaio-Stamata, in the ruined walls of a Byzantine church were found many remains, including several pieces of sculpture and three inscribed blocks, each one the dedication of a demesman of Plotheia (IG II2 4607, 4885, 4916). A similar distance to the N of Stamata, at Amygdalesa, architectural pieces were also found in another Byzantine church. There is thus ample justification for claiming the existence of an ancient settlement in the vicinity of Stamata, to be identified in all probability as that of Plotheia. If the finding-place of IG II2 1172, a decree of the demesmen of Plotheia concerning the finances of the community and certain sacred expenses, had been recorded, one might have been able to locate the deme's center with greater precision.


E. Meyer, “Plotheia,” RE (1951) XXI 467-70.


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