geographical name

Ath·​ens ˈa-thənz How to pronounce Athens (audio)
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.

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

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

city in northern Alabama population 21,897
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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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