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  Athens (Greece) - MSN Encarta
Athens is often called the cradle of Western civilization for its momentous cultural achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries bc.
The city still holds a wealth of ancient buildings, monuments, and artworks from the classical age of Ancient Greece, as well as museums devoted to Greek art, culture, and history.
The Athens Greek Orthodox Cathedral was constructed in a neo-Byzantine style in the 19th century using material from demolished medieval churches.
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 Athens Ancient Sites: The major archaeological sites of Athens
It is one of the most impressive Athens ancient monuments and it is still hosting the Athens Festival with performances of theatre, music and dance.
It was built by the Emperor Hadrian in 132 AD in order to mark the limit between the Ancient Athens and his new city and commemorates the consecration of the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
The theatre is situated in the south-eastern slope of the acropolis.
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 History of Athens - Athens Info Guide
Athens was built in the plains of Attika between the Parnitha, Penteli and Hymettos mountains and close to the Saronic Gulf.
Today Athens, with its five million inhabitants, has all characteristics of a modern metropolis but it has kept its very unique ancient atmosphere, an atmosphere that reflects in the Athenians and their way of living.
Athens follows the changes of the 21e century and it has made its rhythm faster but it has always made certain that the memories of its valuable past are kept.
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This merging is reflected in the myths of Thesseus and the portrayal of the population of Athens in the myths.
It houses the monument of the Roman benefactor of Athens, Gaius Julius Antiochus Filopappou.
North of the Parthenon is one of the loveliest of all ancient monuments, the delicate Erechtheion, thought to have been built on the very spot where Athena and Poseidon had their contest for possession of Athens.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/archaeology/sites/europe/athens.html   (2361 words)

 Athens - History for Kids!
Athens was a town in central Greece, which was settled very early because it has a good seaport nearby (at Piraeus) and a steep hill which makes it easy to defend.
Athens was already an important city in the Late Bronze Age, and appears in Homer's Iliad as the kingdom of Theseus.
In 621 BC Draco was serving in the government of Athens as an archon.
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 International Academic Programs: Greece, Athens - Ancient Greece
The “Daily Life in Ancient Athens” is a faculty-led summer program which offers participants the chance to examine the politics, society, and culture of ancient Athens while at the same time witnessing Athens as the cultural, industrial and political center of modern Greece.
Ancient Athens is considered by many to be the fountainhead of Western civilization.
Athens houses some of the most famous ancient Greek sculpture and pottery in the National Archaeological Museum and some of the most remarkable ancient Greek architecture, such as the Parthenon and Erectheion on the Acropolis, the Theater of Dionysus, and the Temple of Hephaestus in the Agora.
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 Ancient Corinth - Athens - Greece
Ancient Corinth, the original Corinth, founded in the 10th Century BCE, had been the richest port and the largest city in ancient Greece.
The Acrocorinth, the acropolis of the ancient city, was heavily fortified during the Middle Ages.
The heart of the city, the forum, was filled with temples and shrines to the emperor and various members of his family, built alongside temples to the older Greek gods such as Apollo.
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  Ancient Athens - AskTheBrain.com
Ancient History is the study of the History of the Greeks and the Romans; in fact you will be studying the History of Athens and Sparta in the 5th century BC and the Roman province of Britain.
In ancient Athens that would be justified, because with the morals of that time, a man that was isolated in mourning was no good either to himself or to his fellow men.
In Ancient Athens, the "Cradle of Democracy", they were not content to elect their representatives to form a government to rule as a quasi dictatorship for up to four years as we do now.
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  History of Athens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ancient monuments were destroyed to provide material for a new wall with which the Turks surrounded the city in 1778.
Athens was chosen as the Greek capital for historical and sentimental reasons, not because it was a large city: there are few buildings in Athens dated between the Byzantine Empire and the 19th century.
Athens was occupied by the Germans during World War II and experienced terrible privations during the later years of the war.
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 Ancient Agora of Athens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The agora in Athens had private housing, until it was reorganized by Pisistratus in the 6th century BC.
The Areopagus and the assembly of all citizens met elsewhere in Athens, but some public meetings, such as those to discuss ostracism, were held in the agora.
Beginning in the period of the radical democracy (after 509 BC), the Boule, or city council, the Prytaneis, or presidents of the council, and the Archons, or magistrates, all met in the agora.
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Athens was the host of the 1896 Olympics, the 1906 Intermediary Olympics and will be the host of the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Ancient Athens provides the example of one of the earlier documented democracies, and of one of the most important in ancient times.
Athens led the Delian League from the beginning, though at its founding the treasury was located on the island of Delos, and each state in the league had an equal vote.
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Plato was born in Athens in 428 BC.
It was the language of Athens and the surrounding district of Attica and differed from the other Ionic forms chiefly in its contraction of vowels.
Athens is the capital of Greece and the country’s largest city, Athens is dominated by the flat-topped hill of the Acropolis, site of the 2400-year-old Parthenon, one of the most famous classical monuments in the world.
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 Ancient Athens
This temple in on the Acropolis of Athens and is near the Parthenon.
Ancient Water Vases These two photos were taken from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.
Ancient Athens Marketplace (the Agora) Here are two photos of the remains of the ancient Athens marketplace.
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Ancient Athens' greatest glory was during the classical period of ancient Greece from which so many buildings and artifacts still survive.
The 5th century BCE in particular was a golden age, when Pericles set about transforming the Acropolis into a city of temples after being informed by the Delphic oracle in 510 BCE that it should become a province of the gods.
Lysiskrates was a very wealthy citizen of ancient Athens, who sponsored many theatrical performances in the Theater of Dionysus, a common practice by the rich people of that time.
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 Boylove in ancient Athens - Athens Info Guide
Boy love (pederasty) in Athens was a formal bond between an adult man, outside his immediate family, and an adolescent boy, consisting of loving and often sexual relations.
In Athens, the lover was known as the erastes, and his young partner as the eromenos or paidika.
In Athens, Harmodius and his erastes, Aristogeiton, were credited (perhaps symbolically) with the overthrow of the tyrant Hippias and the establishment of the democracy.
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 Greece-Athens.com - The Guide To Athens city, Greece
Athens is situated in the prefecture of Attica and extends to the peninsula that reaches up to Central Greece.
In 1834 Athens was chosen to be the capital of the newly established Greek State.
Athens and Attica in general have the most important archaeological monuments (Acropolis, Odeion of Herodes Atticus, Olymbion, Roman Market, Panathinaiko Stadium or Kallimarmaro, The Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, etc).
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 olympics in ancient greece,athens greece
The origin of the Olympic Games is linked with many myths referred to in ancient sources, but in the historic years their founder is said to be Oxylos whose descendant Ifitos later rejuvenated the games.
As a reward for the victors, the cotinus, which was a wreath made from a branch of wild olive tree that was growing next to the opisthodomus of the temple of Zeus in the sacred Altis, was established after an order of the Delphic oracle.
Mythology, also, tells us that in ancient times, Hercules, the strongest of all men, challenged his four brothers to a race before the gods, in the fields of Olympia, to set the stage for the beginning of the ancient Games.
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 Athens Greece Hotels, Athens Car Rental, Travel Agents, Information, Athens Map of Attica Greece
Athens, the capital of Greece, is a remarkable city that charms its visitors, heightening their five senses in order to experience a unique combination of culture, history, nightlife, gastronomy and natural beauty.
Athens travel agencies and Athens car rental agencies are scattered throughout the city, and provide valuable information and reliable services, helping to make you holidays in Athens Greece as relaxing and carefree as possible.
Athens Airport hotels are also a recommended choice, as they offer easy access to both the city center and transportation hubs, such as the Athens Airport and the Athens metro line.
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 Democracy begins at Athens
Most ancient Greeks, in fact, didn't live in democracies; and the most famous ancient Greek philosophers, Plato and Aristotle, weren't exactly big fans of the most important democracy Greece produced, that of ancient Athens.
Solon's reforms of 594 BC may have helped; but for the middle years of the 500's Athens was torn by civic strife which led to the tyranny of Peisistratus and then his son Hippias.
The Peisistratid tyranny may have allowed Athens to make economic progress; but it became increasingly unpopular and when Hippias was deposed on 510 BC the old problems of faction in unrest among the citizens resurfaced.
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 Greece, A History of Ancient Greece, Athens   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After Athens lost the Peloponnesian War in 404 BC its place as the premier city-state in Greece was also lost, and the city went into a decline that lasted until the period of Roman control three centuries later.
When the Turks occupied Athens in 1456 and began an almost 400-year rule they turned the Parthenon into a mosque and occupied other classical buildings.
In 1801 the British ambassador to Turkey, Thomas Bruce, the seventh earl of Elgin, was given permission by the Turks to remove many remaining sculptures.
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 Athens - History for Kids!
During the 300's BC, Athens was still a democracy, but not as powerful as during the Classical period.
From this time on, Athens was under the control of a monarchy.
Inside the city of Athens, the Assembly and the Council of 500 kept meeting, and the juries kept deciding cases, and the Assembly kept electing strategoi, but these groups could only decide things inside the city, and only so long as the king approved.
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Athens had been occupied from 3,000 BC onward, but not until the height of Mycenean rule (1,400 BC to 1,200 BC), did the city begin to create the buildings commonly associated with it.
The old myths of Athens and Attica, are thought to reflect the wars which the leaders of Acropolis led in order to achieve total ruling of the territories around Athens.
This merging is reflected in the myths of Theseus and the portrayal of the population of Athens in the myths.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/aegean/thecities/athens.html   (937 words)

 Athens Greece - Travel guide to Athens
Athens city is the capital of Greece - a vast, modern city dominated by one of the greatest wonders of the ancient world.
The tendrils of modern Athens have spread far and wide since the early part of the 20th century when a compulsory population exchange between Greece and Turkey led to the hasty construction of ugly apartment blocks.
Amidst the sizzling hustle and bustle of downtown Athens, the Fresh Hotel is nothing short of a spacious and calm sanctuary, allowing its guests to attain an instantaneous state of inner well-being in an environment of clear stylish lines and vivid yet balanced colors.
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 Lecture 6: The Athenian Origins of Direct Democracy
Athens was similar to other city-states of the period of the Greek Renaissance with two important differences: (1) it was larger both geographically and in terms of its population and (2) those people it conquered were not reduced to servitude – this was the rule at Sparta.
So, Athens never faced the problem of trying to control a large population of angry and sometimes violent subjects.
In 561, the former military leader Pisistratus (c.600-527 B.C.) appeared at Athens and seized the Acropolis and began to rule as a tyrant in place of Solon.
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 Ancient Athens, Ancient Agora, Athens Hotels, accommodation in Athens, Athens Greece, Attica, Greece - travel greece
Ancient Agora - At the foot of the Acropolis, near the Theseion metro station and bordering on the streets where the Sunday bazaar takes place, is the archaeological site of the ancient Agora.
But, in ancient years, the Agora was not only the commercial centre of the city, it was its political, cultural and religious one as well.
The Vasileios Stoa - Situated at the foot of the Theseion and built in 460 BC, it was the seat of the Archon Vasileus and of the Areios Pagos council.
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 Athens (BiblePlaces.com)
Built by the Athenians in honor of the emperor Hadrian in 135 A.D., this marble gate was on a street leading from the ancient city to the new Roman one.
The Ancient City of Athens (The Stoa Consortium) Comprehensive resource designed as an aid to teachers and students of ancient Athens.
Challenge in Athens (The Unbound Bible) Summarizes the biblical events that took place at Athens in Acts 17 and furnishes the relevant historical background.
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 Women in Athens, Cradle of Democracy
In 480 BCE Athens was destroyed by the Persians, but it was quickly rebuilt to a remarkable state of grandure.
Answer: Ideal Athens is the Athens of stories, perhaps the Athens of a Midsummer Night's Dream of Shakespeare and many other authors.
Athens was an international city with people living there who were born in many different countries.
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