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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

the territory of Athens, a triangular promontory some 2,400 sq. km. (930 sq. mi.) in area divided from the rest of the Greek mainland by the mountain range of Parnes. Attic topography is varied, with fertile upland valleys, waterlogged lowland valley‐bottoms, more or less barren mountain slopes and productive coastal and inland plains. Almost all the peninsula falls below the 400 mm. (16 in.) isohyet, making agriculture a precarious occupation. The rugged hills of southern Attica were a source of silver and lead, exploited from the bronze age (... ...

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