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The largest Attic deme. It lay in the NW corner of the Attic plain, near the pass from the Thriasian plain along which Archidamus II and the Spartans marched in 431 bc. Although famous as charcoal‐burners in Aristophanes, the Acharnians lived primarily by growing corn and cultivating vines and olives. They were also famously brave and had, appropriately, a sanctuary to Ares: the temple was moved to the Athenian Agora in the Roman period.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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