Ancient Athens, The Largest City In Ancient Greece

Ancient Athens (Athena) was the largest and most prosperous city in Ancient Greece. It was named after goddess Athena, the goddess of wisdom.

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Ancient Athens, The Birthplace Of Democracy

Athens is the city where democracy was born and where citizens were free to express their opinions. However, women were not treated equally to men and slavery was allowed. Some slaves were even owned by the state.

Athens is the birthplace of Socrates, Plato, Sophocles and Euripides and sporting events and plays were held every year.

The Parthenon Of Athens, Greece

The most famous monument of Athens was the Parthenon, built in 432 BC on the Acropolis Hill. The Acropolis hill, also known as the “Sacred Rock” of Athens, was a high hill where the Ancient Greeks built rude dwellings upon it and temples to their patron gods, as well as a public treasure-house, and enclosed the hill with strong walls. The Acropolis dominated the city of Athens and blended harmoniously with its natural surroundings.

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Evangelia Hatzitsinidou is the creator and author of which has been merged with She has been writing about Greek Mythology for almost twenty years. A native to Greece, she teaches and lives just outside Athens.