Oea (Attica)


Oea or Oia (Ancient Greek: Ὀία) or Oee or Oie (Οἴη) or Oe (Ὄη or Ὀή) was a deme of ancient Athens.

The location of Oea has been a matter of debate, with some situating it above the Pythium, to the west of Mount Aegaleos, to the north of the pass of Poecilum,[1] and recent work putting the site northeast of Aspropyrgos.[2][3]

In the Boule of 500, Oea held six seats, and the deme seems to have maintained this rough scale into the Roman period.[4]

Notable citizens


  1. ^ Sophocles, Oed. Col. 1061, Οἰάτιδος ἐκ νόμου, with the Schol.
  2. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 59, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Dow, Sterling (April 1963). "The Attic Demes OA and OE". The American Journal of Philology. 84 (2): 166–181. doi:10.2307/292876. JSTOR 292876.
  5. ^ Mitchell, Lynette G. (2002-05-02). Greeks Bearing Gifts: The Public Use of Private Relationships in the Greek World, 435-323 BC. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521893305.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Attica". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 38°05′00″N 23°38′27″E / 38.083367°N 23.6408515°E / 38.083367; 23.6408515