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  • n. Plural form of Athenian.

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Examples

  • Amphilochians gave themselves over to the Acarnanians; and the two together called the Athenians, who sent them Phormio as general and thirty ships; upon whose arrival they took Argos by storm, and made slaves of the Ambraciots; and the Amphilochians and Acarnanians inhabited the town in common.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The epistle to the Athenians is still extant, (p. 268-287,) and has afforded much valuable information.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • With these new resources Philip laid siege to Methone in 354 in a final attempt to drive the Athenians from the Macedonian heartland.

    Alexander the Great

  • The Athenians are a much more convincing argument of peace than any words of mine can be.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • 'If this were merely a quarrel between one of us and our neighbours about a boundary line it would not matter; but reflect: the truth is that the Athenians are a match for us all, and much more than a match for any single city.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The Athenians were the first who laid aside arms and adopted an easier and more luxurious way of life.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • So favourable to the Athenians was the course of affairs in Chios.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • In short, what we can never pardon in the Athenians is the execution of their six victorious generals, condemned because they had not time to bury their dead after the victory, and because they were prevented from doing so by a tempest.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The Athenians were the first to lay aside their weapons, and to adopt an easier and more luxurious mode of life; indeed, it is only lately that their rich old men left off the luxury of wearing undergarments of linen, and fastening a knot of their hair with a tie of golden grasshoppers, a fashion which spread to their

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • It was remarked that Mitylene had revolted without being, like the rest, subjected to the empire; and what above all swelled the wrath of the Athenians was the fact of the

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

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