) were population divisions in ancient Attica
, established by the reforms of Cleisthenes
in 508 BC
. The name means "thirtieth," and there were in fact thirty trittyes in Attica. Each tribe, or phyle
was composed of three trittyes, one from the coast, one from the city, and one from the inland area. Trittyes were composed of one or more demes
; demes were the basic unit of division in Attica.
- Fine, John V.A. The Ancient Greeks: A critical history (Harvard University Press, 1983) ISBN 0-674-03314-0