ΔεȖρ’ [’ Eλε
õν δἑ τριττ
Thus IG I2 897, a trittys marker from the Peiraieus. It is likely that I2 885, a horos from the Agora with the same formula, listed the same two trittyes in the same order.
IG I2 901, a Peiraieus marker of earlier date and written from right to left, also names a trittys of Hippothontis. Wade-Gery restored the first four lines as follows.
ν[τί]ς φυ[λέ τελε
υτᾱι Τε (or Ζε) [---ο
[ν] δέ τριτ[τύς
Eleusis was the largest coastal deme of Hippothontis and Peiraieus the largest city deme. Therefore the trittyes Eleusis and Peiraieus must be coastal and city respectively. Accordingly, it was taken for granted by Wade-Gery that IG I2 901 contained the name of Hippothontis’ inland trittys. Since no deme of Hippothontis starts with either zeta or with tau, it apparently follows, if Wade-Gery’s restoration is correct, that inland Hippothontis was not named after one of its constituent demes. Nor, like some other trittyes, can it have been named after one of the twelve poleis settled, according to Athenian tradition, by Kekrops. Although a parallel would exist (the inland trittys of the phyle Oineis was called Pedieis) an appropriate or even remotely plausible name for inland Hippothontis does not readily come to mind and one is puzzled that Dekeleia, the name both of the tribe’s largest inland deme and one of Kekrops’ poleis, was not chosen.