Athens

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geographical name Ath·ens \ ˈa-thənz \

Definition of Athens

1 or Greek Athínai play \ä-ˈthē-(ˌ)ne\ or ancient Athenae play \ə-ˈthē-(ˌ)nē\ 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

play \ə-ˈthē-nē-ən, -nyən\ adjective or noun


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