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Meaning & History

From Ancient Greek Αθηναι (Athenai), meaning unknown, probably from a pre-Greek language. The Greek goddess ATHENA was probably named for the city, not vice versa. Athens is a city in eastern Greece, emerging as a powerful city-state in the classical period. It has been the capital of the modern country of Greece since 1834.
Other Languages & CulturesAthenai, Attike(Ancient Greek) Athenae, Attica(Ancient Roman) Atina(Bulgarian) Athènes(French) Athen(German) Athina, Attiki(Greek) Atene(Italian) Atenas(Spanish) Atina(Turkish)
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