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Definition center of the intellectual and artistic developments that created the Golden Age of Greece (5th century BC); named after Athena (its patron goddess)
  • The Parthenon is the best known temple of ancient Athens.
  • No one stuck up their hands and there was no voting, but she thought, I wonder if it was like this in ancient Athens?
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • Theseus took her aboard with him from Krete for the terraced land of ancient Athens; but he had no joy of her.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • It could have been a modest abode in almost any age—ancient Athens, medieval France, the farmlands of Iowa.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • In ancient Athens such young men led armies, their swords up front, not behind, if only to prove to the troops that they would sacrifice with the lowliest of them, for the lowliest were under their commands, the commands of the finest.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Not only does the Bible advocate stoning girls to death when they fail to bleed on their wedding sheets, but Solon, the great lawgiver of ancient Athens, prescribed that no Athenian could be sold into slavery save a woman who lost her virginity before marriage.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The video was coming to the part where ancient Athens suddenly rises from the ruins.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World

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