ATHENS IN ANCIENT GREECE
Athens was one of the most important cities of Ancient Greece. It is believed that Athens had been home to people for thousands of years, but it flourished during the 5th century BCE and was a center of learning, art and politics during the time of Ancient Greece. Many great thinkers and writers traveled to Athens in order to study and contribute to works.
Athens famously developed democracy in the 6th century BCE. Democracy is a form of government in which the people have the power to vote and make decisions for themselves. In short, only adult male citizens of Athens were allowed to participate. This means that the women and children of Athens did not have a say in the government at the time. Also, slaves were not permitted to participate either. Regardless, Athenian democracy is important to us today because it laid the foundation for modern examples of democracy.
The city was named after its patron goddess - Athena. She is an Ancient Greek goddess that is associated with wisdom, warfare, and hand crafting. Athens is also famous for the Acropolis of Athens, which is a rocky mound located in the center of the city. It was on the acropolis that important temples and buildings were located. Since Athens was a center of learning and culture, it was also an important location for temples and other buildings. The most famous building on the Acropolis of Athens is the Parthenon, which was a temple to the goddess Athena. It still stands today and acts as a reminder of the importance of Athens in the time of Ancient Greece.
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