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Contemporary Examples of athens
First, sortition was the main system for choosing political officials in ancient Athens.Is It Time to Take a Chance on Random Representatives?
November 8, 2014
Among these challengers is Olga Palagia, professor of archaeology at the University of Athens.Amphipolis Tomb Yields Amazing Finds But Mysteries Linger
October 17, 2014
Mrs. Clooney has been followed around Athens during a three-day visit by a horde of paparazzi that number into the hundreds.Can Amal Clooney Save Greece’s Antiquities?
October 15, 2014
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
August 17, 2014
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
August 12, 2014
Historical Examples of athens
"When we are in Athens, I will show you something more beautiful than these," said Pericles.
Aspasia remained in Athens, triumphant over the laws of religion and morality.
They were the last she heard sung by Paralus, the night Anaxagoras departed from Athens.
You can even now return, if you will submit to be a mere sojourner in Athens.
"Stranger, thou hast not yet learned the fashions of Athens," said Anaxagoras, gravely.
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.”)