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Ancient Athens, the Birthplace of Democracy

Last Update: 23 Mar 2021


Ancient Greek places- Ancient Athens

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.


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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Ancient Greek Places
ancient greek places -Aegina

Aegina

the First Capital of Greece
ancient greek places -Anafi

Anafi

the Island of the Argonauts
ancient greek places -Ancient Athens

Ancient Athens

the Birthplace of Democracy
ancient greek places -Ancient Corinth

Ancient Corinth

the Home of Bellerophon
ancient greek places -Ancient Olympia

Ancient Olympia

the Cradle of the Olympic Games
ancient greek places -Argos

Argos

the Sanctuary of Hera
ancient greek places -Brauron

Brauron

the Sanctuary of Artemis
ancient greek places -Cephalonia

Cephalonia

the largest Ionian island
ancient greek places -Delos

Delos

the Birthplace of Apollo and Artemis
ancient greek places -Delphi

Delphi

Ancient Center of the World
ancient greek places -Eleusis

Eleusis

the Sacred Place of Demeter
ancient greek places -Ephesus

Ephesus

the Temple of Artemis
ancient greek places -Etna

Etna

the Forge of Hephaestus
ancient greek places -Karpathos

Karpathos

the Residence of the Gods
ancient greek places -Lihadonisia

Lihadonisia

a hidden treasure of Greece
ancient greek places -Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus

the Kingdom of the Olympians
ancient greek places -Nisyros

Nisyros

the Bed of the Sleeping Giant
ancient greek places -Paphos

Paphos

the Birthplace of Aphrodite
ancient greek places -Poros

Poros

the birthplace of romantic tragedy
ancient greek places -Samos

Samos

the birthplace of Hera
ancient greek places -Santorini

Santorini

the Jewel of the Cyclades
ancient greek places -Serifos

Serifos

the Iron Island of Greece
ancient greek places -Styx

Styx

the Gate of the Underworld
ancient greek places -Thebes

Thebes

the Birthplace of Heracles
ancient greek places -Thespiae

Thespiae

the Sanctuary of Eros



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