from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- The capital and largest city of Greece, in the eastern part of the country near the Saronic Gulf. It was at the height of its cultural achievements and imperial power in the fifth century BC during the time of Pericles. Athens became the capital of modern Greece in 1834, two years after the country achieved its independence from Turkey.
- A city of northeast Georgia east-northeast of Atlanta. It was founded in 1785 as the site of the University of Georgia, which was chartered that year and established in 1801.
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- proper noun The capital city of
Greece, named after the Greek goddess in plural like the Ancient Greek Ἀθῆναι(Athinai) is plural of Ἀθήνη(Athine).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess)
- noun a town in southeast Ohio
- noun a university town in northeast Georgia
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Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters ATHENS UPROAR: Police stood guard outside the Greek parliament building in Athens Friday as stone-throwing youths and other demonstrators held an anti-government rally.
John Kolesidis/Reuters ATHENS ANARCHY: A woman walked in front of a broken store window in Athens Friday.
ATHENS AP — Power blackouts hit more than a dozen parts of Athens on Wednesday and 95 fires were reported around Greece as a deadly heat wave plaguing southeast Europe simmered on.
IF we would know what a University is, considered in its elementary idea, we must betake ourselves to the first and most celebrated home of European literature and source of European civilization, to the bright and beautiful Athens, Athens, whose schools drew to her bosom, and then sent back again to the business of life, the youth of the Western World for a long thousand years.
ATHENS -- No other description of Athens, in the age of Pericles, equals his own in the _Funeral Oration_ (431 B.C.), as given by
MADRID/ATHENS (Reuters) - European finance ministers discussed Greece's debt difficulties on Friday but said Athens was for now seeking to remove any obstacles to the rollout of emergency aid if needed, rather than requesting it officially.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Dozens of wildfires broke out in Greece on Saturday, threatening homes and forcing the evacuation of a nunnery and a children's camp near Athens.
ATHENS, Greece (JTA) -- Greek Pro-Palestinian activists occupied the Athens offices of an
ATHENS - A fire at a chemical plant in Athens appears to have caused a chemical discharge that turned a nearby creek blue and killed off wildlife.
ATHENS/BERLIN - Debt-burdened Greece launched a critical bond issue on Thursday and urged Germany and other EU partners to send a clear signal of confidence in Athens to financial markets that would allow it to borrow more cheaply.