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Periphery: Central Macedonia
Prefecture : Thessaloniki.

Map of Arethousa, Thessaloniki

Arethousa (Greek: Αρέθουσα) is a former municipality in the Thessaloniki peripheral unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Volvi, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] Population of the municipality - 3,522 (2001). The population of the village is 929 (2001).


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The population of the municipality Arethousa was 3522 in 2001 and is divided in

  • Arethousa / Δ.δ. Αρέθουσας [ 1094 ]
    • Arethousa / η Αρέθουσα [ 929 ]
    • Levkouda / η Λευκούδα [ 165 ]
  • Mavrouda / Δ.δ. Μαυρούδας -- η Μαυρούδα [ 408 ]
  • Skepasto / Δ.δ. Σκεπαστού [ 681 ]
    • Skepasto / το Σκεπαστόν [ 425 ]
    • Limni / η Λίμνη [ 256 ]
  • Stefanina / Δ.δ. Στεφανινών [ 396 ]
  • Filadelfio / Δ.δ. Φιλαδελφίου [ 943 ]
    • Filadelfio / το Φιλαδέλφιον [ 333 ]
    • Anoixia / η Ανοιξιά [ 254 ]
    • Xiropotamos / ο Ξηροπόταμος [ 356 ]

Arethousa was an ancient city founded by settlers from Boeotia or from Chalcis. The region is mentioned by Thucydides when Brasidas marched against Amphipolis. Arethousa was part of the Athenian League. Euridipes was in Arethousa as a guest of the Macedonian king Archelaus (Aristoteles Politics 3.8.13). According to a story Euripides was killed by dogs. An epigram was found with the text {Ανθολογία, Ελληνικά 7,51} Ου σε κυνών γένος είλ 'Ευριπίδη, ουδέ γυναικός οίστρος, τον σκοτίης Κύπριδος αλλότριον, Αλλ Αίδης και γήρας υπαί Μακέτη δ' Αρεθούση Κείσαι, εταιρεί η τίμιος Αρχέλεω Σον δ'ου τούτον εγώ τίθεμαι τάφον αλλά του Βάκχου βήματα και σκηνάς ενβάδι πειθόμενας". A Cenotaph was build in Athens and Pella while the poet was buried in Arethousa.

In the Ottoman period the region of Arethousa was called Maslar.

See also

Arethusa
Sochos

References

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