Anaphlystus or Anaphlystos (Ancient Greek: Ἀνάφλυστος) was a coastal (paralia) deme of ancient Athens, belonging to the Antiochis phyle, on the west coast of Attica, opposite the island of Eleussa, and a little north of the promontory of Sunium, between that promontory and that of Astypalaea. It bordered on Aegilia to the west, to Atene in the south-east and to Amphitrope to the east. To the northwest, it was separated from Phrearrhioi by the Astike Hodos.
It was a place of some importance. It had ten representatives in the Boule. Xenophon recommended the erection of a fortress here for the protection of the mines of Sunium. Strabo speaks of a paneium (Πανεῖον), or Grotto of Pan, in the neighbourhood of Anaphlystus.
- Hans Lohmann, "Anaphlystus" in Brill's New Pauly (2006).
- Herodotus. Histories. 4.99.
- Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax 21; Xenophon, de Vectig. 4 .43; Strabo. Geographica. 9.1.21. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
- Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 59, and directory notes accompanying.
- Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Anaphlystus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Attica". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.