Sacrality and the Greek Polis

RMA Dissertations

The Significance of Cape Sounion

The Importance of the Cape for the Broader Region of Sounion and the Athenian Polis 

Alexandros Mourtzos

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In my thesis, I have researched the religious, political, economic and military significance of Cape Sounion, for the broader region of Sounion (Laureotike) and the city of Athens (astu), during the Archaic and the Classical period. I have argued that the cape manifested the Athenian sovereignty at the southernmost boundary of Attica.