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  Athens History: Much information about the history Athens
Athens was born when the gods of Olympus decided that the city should be named after the deity who could gave the most useful gift to the mortals and would become its patron deity.
According to history, Athens regained the rule of Attica in the 7th century B.C and became the artistic centre of Greece.
Athens escaped for the reason that it was very respected by the Romans for their scholarship, their art, philosophy and literature.
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  History of Athens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some of the greatest names of Western cultural and intellectual history lived in Athens during this period: the dramatists Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Euripides and Sophocles, the philosophers Aristotle, Plato and Socrates, the historians Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon, the poet Simonides and the sculptor Pheidias.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Athens   (3103 words)

 Athens History: A description of the history of Athens
Athens was born under his reign when the gods of Olympus decided that the city should be named after the deity that would give the most useful gift to the mortals.
Athens emerged from this Dark Age in the 8th century B.C and Attica, the region that surrounds the city of Athens was divided is several minor kingdoms.
According to the history, Athens was economically reinforced and regained the rule of Attica.
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 History of Ancient Athens - Periklean Age
To recover the prisoners, Athens was compelled to agree to restore the exiles and permit the establishment of aristocracy in the cities.
Though the land power of Athens was diminished, at sea she remained strong and in 445 BC signed a treaty with Sparta, for thirty years.
Athens was prospering, her trade had been increased mainly due to the decline of the merchant cities of Ionia and the diminished Phoenician trade after the victory of Greece over Persia.
www.sikyon.com /Athens/ahist_eg03.html   (6045 words)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Athens
Athens, home of the University of Georgia (UGA), is located along the north Oconee River in Clarke County, in the rolling Piedmont of northeast Georgia.
Athens was a major gathering point for Confederate enlistees and a haven for refugees from active theaters of war.
The Athens area grew rapidly during and after World War II (1941-45), and by 1980 the population of Athens and its suburbs was 62,896.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?path=/CitiesCounties/Cities&id=h-2210   (2365 words)

 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.
During her very long history, Athens produced a brilliant civilization as well as a contribution of inestimable value to the world's heritage.
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.
www.athensinfoguide.com /history.htm   (1067 words)

 History of Athens - tScholars.com
During the 4th century BC Athens regained some of her power, re-establishing a modified Delian League and defeating Sparta in alliance with Thebes (369 BC).
During the period of the Byzantine Empire Athens was a provincial town, and in the early years many of its works of art were looted by the emperors and taken to Constantinople.
Athens was chosen as the Greek capital for historical and sentimental reasons, not because it was a functioning city: there are few buildings in Athens dated between the Roman Empire and the 19th century.
www.tscholars.com /encyclopedia/History_of_Athens   (2980 words)

 athenstx.org - Content   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Athens, the County seat of Henderson County, was established by an act of the Texas Legislature in 1850 on a one square mile site of land donated by Matthew Cartwright.
Athens is known as the “Black-Eyed Pea Capital.” Nursery stock, timber, fruits, and vegetables are sources of income with some commercial fish farming.
Athens is fast becoming a center of industry as well, with new plants of varied manufacture and process moving to our area annually.
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 History of Ancient Athens - The Persian Wars
Athens and Sparta were so much insulted at the demand, that the first threw the heralds into the Barathron, a deep pit in the walls of Acropolis and the later into a well, to find their earth and water.
For the first time, in Greece's history the cities were united under the leadership of Sparta and while Xerxes was passing the winter at Sardis, a council of the Greek cities was summoned to meet at Korinth (481 BC).
In Athens, the leaders, Aristeides and Themistokles were quarrelling, for the course their city ought to take.
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 History of Athens, Pa
History of Athens, Pa History of Athens, Pa.
Minnie married Dr. Taylor in 1836, and remained a resident of Athens Township until her death, which occurred at the residence of her son.
Abraham Wheeler was born in New Hampshire August 13, 1793, and in 1819 emigrated with his family from Genesee County, N. Y., and settled on Tract 1597 in the northern part of the township.
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 History of ATHENS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A shift in the balance of power between Athens and Sparta is emphasized in 478, when representatives of Athens and other Aegean states meet on the island of Delos to form a coalition, subsequently known as the Delian League.
Athens is now firmly committed to one of history's most thoroughgoing experiments in direct democracy.
Athens and Sparta, as cities of resounding fame, are allowed to keep their independence.
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 history of athens greece, culture, greek mythology information attica greece
Athens' position was greatly strengthened due to its victory over the Persians and it ultimately became the leader of the Greek world.
Athens was the first democracy and the greatest of all states, giving birth to ideas and principles that had never been thought of before and which all owe their existence this city.
The Nazi invasion of Athens in 1941 proved to be a difficult task for the invading forces due to the rough terrain and the courageous spirit of the Greek resistance.
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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.
It houses the monument of the Roman benefactor of Athens, Gaius Julius Antiochus Filopappou.
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)

 History of Athens - Definition, explanation
By the 8th century BC Athens had re-emerged, by virtue of its central location in the Greek world, its secure stronghold on the Acropolis and its access to the sea, which gave it a natural advantage over potential rivals such as Thebes and Sparta.
Athens was chosen as the Greek capital for historical and sentimental reasons, not because it was a functioning city.
Athens was occupied by the Germans during World War II and experienced terrible privations during the later years of the war.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/h/hi/history_of_athens.php   (2818 words)

 Athens History Greece - Sugested Itineraries
Athens is the birthplace of European civilization, a city which inspired modern democracy and spawned three of the world's greatest ever philosophers - Aristotle, Plato and Socrates.
In 338 BC Athens was conquered by Philip II of Macedon and later became the power base of his son, Alexander the Great.
Athens suffered further with the German occupation in WW2 and the subsequent civil war.
www.indigoguide.com /greece/athens-history.htm   (741 words)

 WELCOME TO ATHENS - History of Athens
The actual history of the city-state of Athens is just as fascinating as its mythology.
Athens, the largest city-state, gradually embraced all of the Attica peninsula.
King Theseus, the legendary ruler who slew the minotaur in the Cretan labyrinth, was revered by Athenians for bringing Attica's scattered and independent villages under the rule of the Acropolis.
www.akropol.net /athens_history/athens_history.htm   (519 words)

 History of Athens Greece a brief reference to Athens History
The most glorious period in the city's history was the 5th century BC, when it was the cultural and artistic center of the classical world.
In 1204, Athens was occupied by the Crusaders and remained under Western rule until its capture by the Turks in 1456.
In 1833, Athens was a small urban settlement of fewer than 4,000 people located north of the Acropolis in a district known today as the Plaka.
www.athensguide.org /athens-history.html   (385 words)

 History Of Athens Greece
Thus Athens stands as the source of all our modern doctrines of republican government, the type upon which our own American institutions are founded, and by whose errors and downfall we must learn the pitfalls to avoid.
Athens was tributary to Crete, and had to send there every year a ship-load of youths and maidens to be slain as religious sacrifices, or, as the legend puts it, they were fed to the minotaur.
The Dorians were repulsed from Attica, and Athens passed from kingship to oligarchy, that is, to the rule of the turbulent aristocracy who had so often threatened to dethrone the earlier kings.
www.publicbookshelf.com /public_html/The_Story_of_the_Greatest_Nations_and_the_Worlds_Famous_Events_Vol_1/history_beh.html   (1411 words)

 Athens - Clarke County GA (Georgia) :: History
The Athens Banner-Herald, in conjunction with the Athens-Clarke County Bicentennial committee, published this series of articles to commemorate the 200th birthday of Clarke County in 2001.
A non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Athens, Clarke County, and the surrounding area.
As a leading advocate of historic preservation, ACHF is dedicated to conserving Athens' rich architectural and cultural heritage.
www.libs.uga.edu /athens/history.html   (212 words)

Athens has furnished to the world sixteen physicians, honored and beloved in the communities in which they have cast their lots.
Athens as a village sprang up in the woods, and has grown to its present proportions around the State Normal School.
In giving a history of this community, I shall have to refer to the time of the previous generation, as I obtained most of this data from my father, William Holroyd, who came to Mercer County in 1848 and bought a farm two miles from Athens.
www.wvculture.org /history/agrext/athens.html   (2544 words)

 Athens - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The capital of Attica prefecture, Athens is Greece's largest city and its administrative, economic, and cultural center.
Athens is the see of an archbishop who presides over the Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church.
Athens became a provincial capital of the Byzantine Empire and a center of religious learning and devotion.
www.thehistorychannel.co.uk /site/search/search.php?word=ATHENS&enc=3238   (1873 words)

 History of Athens
Athens is said to be the mother city to all the islands.
Athens was sacked by the Persians, but in September in Greek fleet launched a counter attack inspired by the Athenian general Themistocles.
Sparta and it allies had reason to fear Athens, and Corinth who depended on the sea was especially alarmed by the empire.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Parthenon/6542/history.html   (915 words)

 Ancient Greece history Sparta Athens Peloponessian war
It happened that the state silver mines that were worked at Laurion in the Attic hills by some twenty thousand slaves at that time yielded a particularly rich body of ore and this helped to defray the costs involved.
   Athens was subjected to a Spartan siege and, in 430 B.C. suffered cruelly from a plague lasting several years that swept up perhaps a quarter of her population including Pericles.
Athens suffered a degree of political unsettlement, a council of 400 men asserted their control and abolished democracy in 411 B.C
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 Athens Hotels Guide Greece - Athens Hotels Directory - Hotels in Athens City, Hotels Athens Greece
Athens is the magnificent capital of Greece and the country's economical, political and cultural center, famous primarily for its abundance of ancient treasures.
Athens is a superior tourism destination for pleasure and business travelers, due to the fact that it is a multifaceted city that provides a wide variety of activities, satisfying all types of visitors.
For the pleasure tourist, Athens offers numerous archaeological and historical sites, golden sandy beaches, and incomparable nooks and crannies where visitors can experience the Greek lifestyle and explore the uniqueness and glory that is Athens.
www.athens-hotels-guide.com   (410 words)

 Athens College
Since 1925, Athens College has grown from a small primary-secondary school for boys to a large and complex non-profit organization.  It operates four co-educational schools for children ages 6-19 (two elementary, one middle school, one upper school).  Serving over 3,000 students and employing 265 full-time faculty, these together comprise the largest independent school in Europe.
Establishment of the IB is the first step toward a comprehensive reform of the upper and middle school curricula as recommended in the College’s strategic plan.  A collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is the second.
Athens College officially opened its doors in October 1925 with only a handful of students in attendance.  Those few students were attracted by a public announcement which read:
www.athenscollege.org /html/history.htm   (646 words)

 History of Athens
Ira Cooper of Athens owned and sailed various sloops, among others the "Dutchess," "Utica," "Holbrook," and the "Reindeer." Syvester Nicholas was one of the most active business men running in connection with his brick and lime industries a fleet of sloops, barges, and steamboats.
In 1833 the largest sloop on the river was the "Utica" of Athens, with a 220-ton capacity.
Athens was a famous name in "Steamboat Days." They built some of the most beautiful and advanced Hudson River Steamboats at the site of the Athens Marine Railway, just to the south edge of our village, which spanned at least 79 years of continued use, if not for longer.
www.athensstreetfestival.com /history1.htm   (2034 words)

 Online Athens: Guide to Athens
Athens may not be a big city, but it has the heart of one and it has everything you'll need to make your visit fun, enjoyable and memorable.
If you don't know much about Athens, you should rest assured that you're about to become a citizen of a progressive, exciting, growing community that has something to offer just about everyone.
With the University of Georgia at its heart, Athens-Clarke County and the surrounding communities boast a vast array of attractions and events.
www.onlineathens.com /guide   (306 words)

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