from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A mountain ridge, rising to about 1,026 m (3,366 ft), in east-central Greece near Athens. Marble has been quarried here since antiquity.


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  • How, in particular, one horrid inquisitive, vulgar wretch had been boring a European fellow passenger who was going to Hymettus, finally asking him where he had come from last, and when he answered "Hymettus," thought the man was insulting him --

    The Three Partners

  • All Infantry Brigades camped on the slopes of Mt Hymettus on the outskirts of Athens before moving up to the front.

    Ron Cridge

  • No doubt she only ate honey if it came from Hymettus, and she harboured obsessive theories on the ingredients for home-made ambrosia …

    See Delphi and Die

  • Helena did her duty and equipped us with many souvenirs. pots that looked like beehives and contained Hymettus honeycombs.

    See Delphi and Die

  • A view of the harbor where the Persian fleet moored, looking southeast toward Mount Hymettus.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • Indeed, the city is enfolded by mountains: to the southeast, Mount Hymettus; to the northeast, Mount Pentele; to the northwest, Mount Parnes; and to the southwest, Mount Aigaleos.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • Necessity compelled us to purchase eatables of them, and, to the credit of the country and its productions, be it said, their honey had the peculiar flavour of that of famed Hymettus.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • Hymettus was famous for its sweet, pale-colored thyme honey and for its blue-tinged marble.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • Mount Hymettus, famed for its honey, rose like a curtain wall behind it to the south.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • It forms a semicircle, sheltered from the winds between the low hill of Munychia 282 feet to the northwest and the narrow plain that reaches the foothills of the ten-mile-long Hymettus ridge to the southeast; its peak, Mount Hymettus, rises to a height of 3,370 feet.

    The Battle of Salamis


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