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One of the Attic demes, located on a hill
north of Athens.
Colonus was the birthplace of Sophocles, who wrote his last tragedy, Oedipus at Colonus, around a tradition placing in Colonus the death of Oedipus, the famous legendary king of Thebes, at the time Theseus was king of Athens (see also Euripides' Phoenician Women, 1703, sq for the same tradition, and Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus, 53, sq for a short description of his native Colonus).