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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Athens 
  n  :  the  capital  and  largest  city  of  Greece;  named  after  Athena 
  (its  patron  goddess);  "in  the  5th  century  BC  ancient 
  Athens  was  the  world's  most  powerful  and  civilized  city" 
  [syn:  {Athens},  {capital  of  Greece},  {Greek  capital}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Athens,  AL  (city,  FIPS  2956) 
  Location:  34.78601  N,  86.95990  W 
  Population  (1990):  16901  (7271  housing  units) 
  Area:  77.6  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  35611 
  Athens,  GA  (city,  FIPS  3432) 
  Location:  33.95530  N,  83.39370  W 
  Population  (1990):  45734  (18499  housing  units) 
  Area:  43.0  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  30601,  30605,  30606,  30607 
  Athens,  IL  (city,  FIPS  2674) 
  Location:  39.96091  N,  89.72485  W 
  Population  (1990):  1404  (581  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Athens,  LA  (village,  FIPS  3320) 
  Location:  32.65113  N,  93.02590  W 
  Population  (1990):  278  (144  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  71003 
  Athens,  ME 
  Zip  code(s):  04912 
  Athens,  MI  (village,  FIPS  3880) 
  Location:  42.08585  N,  85.23618  W 
  Population  (1990):  990  (383  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  49011 
  Athens,  NY  (village,  FIPS  2902) 
  Location:  42.26709  N,  73.81290  W 
  Population  (1990):  1708  (752  housing  units) 
  Area:  8.7  sq  km  (land),  3.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  12015 
  Athens,  OH  (city,  FIPS  2736) 
  Location:  39.32418  N,  82.09605  W 
  Population  (1990):  21265  (6098  housing  units) 
  Area:  17.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  45701 
  Athens,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  3392) 
  Location:  41.95038  N,  76.51708  W 
  Population  (1990):  3468  (1515  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.6  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  18810 
  Athens,  TN  (city,  FIPS  2320) 
  Location:  35.45150  N,  84.60196  W 
  Population  (1990):  12054  (5184  housing  units) 
  Area:  31.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  37303 
  Athens,  TX  (city,  FIPS  4504) 
  Location:  32.20482  N,  95.85537  W 
  Population  (1990):  10967  (4793  housing  units) 
  Area:  35.7  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  75751 
  Athens,  WI  (village,  FIPS  3550) 
  Location:  45.03363  N,  90.07631  W 
  Population  (1990):  951  (412  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Athens,  WV  (town,  FIPS  3292) 
  Location:  37.42281  N,  81.01606  W 
  Population  (1990):  741  (398  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  24712 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Athens 
  the  capital  of  Attica,  the  most  celebrated  city  of  the  ancient 
  world,  the  seat  of  Greek  literature  and  art  during  the  golden 
  period  of  Grecian  history.  Its  inhabitants  were  fond  of  novelty 
  (Acts  17:21),  and  were  remarkable  for  their  zeal  in  the  worship 
  of  the  gods.  It  was  a  sarcastic  saying  of  the  Roman  satirist 
  that  it  was  "easier  to  find  a  god  at  Athens  than  a  man." 
 
  On  his  second  missionary  journey  Paul  visited  this  city  (Acts 
  17:15;  comp.  1  Thess.  3:1),  and  delivered  in  the  Areopagus  his 
  famous  speech  (17:22-31).  The  altar  of  which  Paul  there  speaks 
  as  dedicated  "to  the  [properly  "an"]  unknown  God"  (23)  was 
  probably  one  of  several  which  bore  the  same  inscription.  It  is 
  supposed  that  they  originated  in  the  practice  of  letting  loose  a 
  flock  of  sheep  and  goats  in  the  streets  of  Athens  on  the 
  occasion  of  a  plague,  and  of  offering  them  up  in  sacrifice,  at 
  the  spot  where  they  lay  down  "to  the  god  concerned." 
 




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