Athens

geographical name

Ath·​ens ˈa-thənz How to pronounce Athens (audio)
1
or Greek Athínai or ancient Athenae city and capital of Greece near the Saronic Gulf population 748,110

Note: Among the numerous ancient structures in Athens is the Parthenon, a temple built on the city's Acropolis in the fifth century b.c. that is considered to be the supreme example of Doric architecture.

2
city in northeastern Georgia coextensive with Clarke county population 115,452

Note: The campus of the University of Georgia is in Athens.

3
city in northern Alabama population 21,897
4
city in southeastern Ohio population 23,832

Note: The campus of Ohio University is in Athens.

Athenian adjective or noun

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“Athens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Athens. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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