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Definition for athens (2 of 2)
OTHER WORDS FROM Greecean·ti-Greece, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH Greecegrease Greece
Example sentences from the Web for athens
First, sortition was the main system for choosing political officials in ancient Athens.Is It Time to Take a Chance on Random Representatives?|Michael Schulson|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Among these challengers is Olga Palagia, professor of archaeology at the University of Athens.Amphipolis Tomb Yields Amazing Finds But Mysteries Linger|James Romm|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mrs. Clooney has been followed around Athens during a three-day visit by a horde of paparazzi that number into the hundreds.
He roamed the streets of Athens asking people provocative questions that exposed uncomfortable contradictions in their beliefs.The Ivy League Provides the Best Trade Schools Around|Nick Romeo|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And so one recent evening I pulled into Athens, Ga., the 10th stop on my 15-city, self-engineered, all-drive, no-fly book tour.Dumps and Death Threats, Hecklers and Vindication: True Tales from Today’s DIY Book Tour|Bill Morris|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A protest made by the latter led to a war between the two states in which Athens was worsted.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
Nor was the liberality of that illustrious citizen confined to the walls of Athens.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
His fame travelled faster than he did, and reached Athens before him.A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales|Nathaniel Hawthorne
He went to Athens and became a philosopher of the Cynic school, which see, as a disciple of Antisthenes.The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4|Lucian of Samosata
Euphranor had great versatility in the arts, and in painting was renowned for his pictures of the Olympian gods at Athens.A Text-Book of the History of Painting|John C. Van Dyke
British Dictionary definitions for athens (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for athens (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for athens (1 of 3)
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.”)
Cultural definitions for athens (2 of 3)
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.