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  1. Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years and the earliest human presence around 11th–7th millennium BC,. Classical Athens, as a landlocked location was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent. Today a cosmopolitan metropolis, modern Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece. In 2012, Athens was ranked the world's 39th richest city by purchasing power and the 77th most expensive in a UBS study.
  2. Athens is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. state of Georgia, in the northeastern part of the state, comprising the former city of Athens proper and Clarke County. The University of Georgia, the state's flagship public research university, is located in this college town, and contributed to its initial growth. In 1991, after a vote the preceding year, the original city abandoned its charter to form a unified government with Clarke County, referred to collectively as Athens-Clarke County. As of the 2010 census, the consolidated city-county had a total population of 115,452; all of Clarke County had a population of 116,714. Athens is the fifth largest city in Georgia, and the principal city of the Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a population of 192,541 as of the 2010 census. Athens-Clarke County has the smallest geographical area of a county in Georgia.
  3. Athens is a city in and the county seat of Athens County, Ohio, United States. It is located along the Hocking River in the southeastern part of Ohio. A historic college town, Athens is home to Ohio University and is the principal city of the Athens, Ohio Micropolitan Statistical Area. The official population of Athens in the 2010 U.S. Census was 23,832.
  4. Athens is a city in Limestone County, in the State of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city is 21,897. The city is the county seat of Limestone County and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area.
  5. Athens is a city in Henderson County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,710. It is the county seat of Henderson County. The city also calls itself the "Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World." Athens was selected as one of the first 'Certified Retirement Communities' in Texas. It was named after Athens, Alabama by one of the early residents who came from there.
  6. Athens is a city in McMinn County, Tennessee, United States. It is the county seat of McMinn County and the principal city of the Athens Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Chattanooga-Cleveland-Athens Combined Statistical Area. The population was 13,220 at the 2000 census and 13,458 at the 2010 census.
  7. Athens is a borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States, located 2 miles south of the New York state line on the Susquehanna and Chemung rivers. The population was 3,749 in 1900 and 3,796 in 1910. The population was 3,367 at the 2010 census. Athens is in a small area locally known as "The Valley", a group of four contiguous communities in Pennsylvania and New York: Waverly, New York; South Waverly, Pennsylvania; Sayre, Pennsylvania; and Athens. The Valley has a population near 30,000.
    • also known as Athens, Pennsylvania; Bradford County / Athens borough
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  8. Athens is a town in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,048 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Bluefield, WV-VA micropolitan area which has a population of 107,578. Athens is the home of Concord University.
  9. Athens AY-thənz is a city in Menard County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,726 at the 2000 census, and 1,778 at a 2009 estimate. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  10. Athens is a village in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,105 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  11. Athens is a town in Greene County, New York, USA. The population was 4,089 at the 2010 census.
  12. Athens is a village in Calhoun County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,024 at the 2010 census. The village is located in southern Athens Township, and is part of the Battle Creek, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was settled in 1831.
  13. Athens is a village in Greene County, New York, USA. The population was 1,668 at the 2010 census. The village is named after the classical city of Athens.
  14. Athens is a village in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 249 at the 2010 census.
  15. Athens is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,019 at the 2010 census.
  16. Athens is a town in Windham County, Vermont, United States. The population was 340 at the 2000 census.
  17. Athens is a predominantly black, heavily Hispanic, relatively prosperous unincorporated community in the South Los Angeles region of Los Angeles County, California, numbering 9,101 people in the 2000 census. It is the site of Los Angeles Southwest College.
  18. Athens is a small unincorporated village in the rural services area of Lexington-Fayette Urban County to the east of Interstate 75 in Kentucky in the United States. First settled in 1786 as the community of Cross Plains, the town was chartered as Athens in 1826 and had its own post office from that time until 1906. The current commercial center was reduced to its present size by a series of fires in the mid-19th century.
  19. Athens is an unincorporated community hamlet in Henry Township, Fulton County, Indiana, originally called Hoover Station. The town's name is pronounced with a long a and stress on the first syllable. A post office established as Grant, on December 20, 1875, was moved to Hoover Station in 1883; Hoover Station was a waystation for the Chicago & Alton Railway, where Jacob Hoover was the postmaster and kept a general store with his brother. Jacob was the son of Henry and Sarah Hoover, the first white settlers of this area. The name was changed to Athens on May 28, 1896, for Athens, Greece.
  20. Athens is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Mississippi.
  21. Athens a.k.a. Athens, Arkansas: Athens is an unincorporated community in the northeastern corner of Howard County, Arkansas, Arkansas, United States. It is located at the junction of Arkansas Highways 246 and 84.
  22. Athens a.k.a. Athens, Virginia: Athens is an unincorporated community in Caroline County, in the U.S. state of Virginia.
  23. Athens a.k.a. Athens, Missouri: Athens is an unincorporated community in Clark County, Missouri, in the United States.

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Google previewSocrates' Children (1997)

Thinking and Knowing in the Western Tradition by Trudy Govier

Athens is a beautiful city. (4) Athens is an ugly city. In a loose sense we might say that propositions (3) and (4) say "the opposite." Nevertheless, (4) does not deny what (3) affirms.

Google previewOhio University 2012 (2011)

by Nash Bober

Athens is a paradise for hikers, bird watchers, and nature lovers. The city is surrounded by several state parks (Burr Oak, Lake Hope, Lake Snowden, and Wayne National Forest), making it easy to take a weekend hiking, backpacking, ...

Google previewGreece (2008)

by Paul Hellander

City Centre Athens is a sprawling urban mass but the historic centre and most major sites are located within walking distance of Plateia Syntagma- tos ( Syntagma Sq). The city's two major landmarks, the Acropolis and Lykavittos Hill, can be ...

Google previewThucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom (2015)

by Mary P. Nichols

Athens is a city that likes to listen to speeches, as the violent Cleon claims by way of reproach (3.40.2–3). The word “philosophy” or its derivatives appear only once in Thucydides' history, used by an Athenian, Pericles, to describe Athenians.

Google previewBlackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1853)

the year 1810 : — " Athens is a town of considerable extent and population,* and surrounded with a wall. The houses are bad, and stand without order in the narrow streets. The Turks have several mosques and public baths here ; the ...

Google previewUniversity of Georgia 2012 (2011)

by Christopher Benton

Since Athens is a college town, many restaurants ...

Google previewDiscourses, Fragments, Handbook (2014)

by Epictetus

'Athens is a fine city.' But to be happy is finer still, and to be free from passion, and calm of mind, and be subject to no one else with regard to your own affairs. [37] ' Rome is full of commotion and people who have to be greeted.' But happiness ...

Google previewDionysos in Classical Athens (2014)

An Understanding through Images by Cornelia Isler-Kerényi

For the locations of the pieces quoted, only the place-name is given when the museum is evident: Athens means the National Archaeological Museum and London the British Museum. Here, Copenhagen means the National Museum. Instead ...

Google previewPocket Rough Guide Athens (2011)

by John Fisher

For all too many people, Athens is a city that happened two-and-a-half thousand years ago. It's true that even now the past looms large – literally, in the shape of the mighty Acropolis that dominates almost every view, as well as in every ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece (2002)

by Sean Sheehan

Modem Athens, with the Parthenon clearly visible on the Acropolis. An athletics competition.

Google previewDictionary of World Biography (2003)

by Frank Northen Magill

ATHENS. Born: c. 570 B.C.; place unknown Died: After 510 B.C.; place unknown Areas of Achievement: Government and law Contribution: The famous lawgiver and reformer Cleisthenes was the real architect of Athenian democracy.

Google previewThe Kingfisher History Encyclopedia (2004)

by Editors of Kingfisher

DISUNITY BETWEEN CITY-STATES Athens, Sparta, and other city-states united to fight off Persian invasions for 60 years, and triumphed at the battles of Marathon and Salamis around 480 B.C. However, from 431 B.C. they spent more than ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement (2004)

by John E. Findling, Kimberly D. Pelle

Athens last hosted an Olympic Games in 1896. The city was chosen as the first host of the modern Games, in deference to Greece as the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Greece had hoped to be the host city for the Centennial Games in 1996 ...

Google previewA synopsis of the origin and progress of architecture: to which is added, A dictionary of general terms (1831)

by William J. Smith

j Jupiter, Selinus Temple, Segesta Ceres, Eleusis Minerva, Syracuse Parthenon, Athens Propyheum, Eleusis Concord, Agrigentum Apollo Epicurius, Bassae Juno Lucina, Agrigentum Doric Portico, Athens ...

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First Senator: My lord, you have my voice to it; the fault's / Bloody; 'tis necessary he should die: / Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy. (William Shakespeare)
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