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Rhamnus

Ῥαμνοῦς). Now Obrio Kastro; a demus in Attica, belonging to the tribe Aeantis, which derived its name from the ῥάμνος, a kind of prickly shrub. Rhamnus was situated on a small rocky peninsula on the east coast of Attica, sixty stadia from Marathon. It possessed a celebrated temple of Nemesis, who is hence called by the Latin poets Rhamnusia dea or virgo (Catull. lxvi. 71; Ovid, Trist. v. 819). A colossal statue of the goddess in this temple was the work of Agoracritus, the pupil of Phidias (Strabo, p. 396), or possibly by Phidias himself (Pausan. i. 33, 2). Remains of the temple still exist.

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