Among these challengers is Olga Palagia, professor of archaeology at the University of Athens.
“I am dying for the love of three Greek girls at Athens, sisters,” he wrote his friend Henry Drury in 1810.
Athens is a changed place: cleaner, brighter, easier to get around, vibrant and modern.
With Athens recently alarmed by a half-dozen cases of West Nile virus, the attempt at humor went mostly unappreciated.
Since the end of 2010, HIV/AIDS infections in Athens alone have increased by 1500 percent.
This manner of teaching was common in Athens, and he never lacked hearers.
I have a good mind to take her with me to Athens next winter myself.
It is useless to tell you that I had my pipe, and that the tobacco in Athens is better than yours.
The Northern Union, represented by Athens, was a naval power.
He should have lived in Athens, in the palmy days of Grecian oratory.
city of ancient Attica, capital of modern Greece, from Greek Athenai (plural because the city had several distinct parts), traditionally derived from Athena, but probably assimilated from a lost name in a pre-Hellenic language.
c.1300, from Latin Graecia; named for its inhabitants; see Greek. Earlier in English was Greklond (c.1200). The Turkish name for the country, via Persian, is Yunanistan, literally "Land of the Ionians." Ionia also yielded the name for the country in Arabic and Hindi (Yunan).
A leading city of ancient Greece, famous for its learning, culture, and democratic institutions. The political power of Athens was sometimes quite limited, however, especially after its defeat by Sparta in the Peloponnesian War. Pericles was a noted ruler of Athens. (See also under “World Geography.”)
Capital of Greece in east-central Greece on the plain of Attica, overlooking an arm of the Mediterranean Sea. Named after its patron goddess, Athena, Athens is Greece's largest city and its cultural, administrative, and economic center.
Note: In the fifth century b.c., Athens was one of the world's most powerful and highly civilized cities (see also under “World History to 1550”).
Note: As the cultural center of Greece, ancient Athens was home to influential writers and thinkers such as Aristophanes, Euripides, Socrates, and Plato.
Note: Greece is a member of NATO.
Note: Ancient Greek culture, particularly as developed in Athens, was the principal source of Western civilization.
Note: Tension and fighting between Greece and Turkey has continued for hundreds of years.
Note: It is known for its production of grapes, olives, and olive oil.