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Keywords:
Kerameikos

Caption:
The Kerameikos. The Sacred Way and Eridanos River. The tall marble stele at the left side of the photo marks the grave of a foreigner (non-Athenian) named Pythagoras, son of Dionysios, from Selymbria. An inscription on the stele (md-5th century B.C.) tells us that the Athenians buried Pythagoras at state expense in honor of the service he provided them as "proxenos" (Athens representative in his home town). To the right of Pythagorass' grave is a walled enclosure that seems to be a shrine. View from the southwest (from South Hill).

For the tomb of Pythagoras of Selymbria, see Knigge 1991, pp. 97-99, no. 10. For the shrine, see Knigge 1991, p. 103, no. 13.
 
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