[Olive branch] ATHINAI, Acropolis [Olive branch]

"Ω ται λιπαραί και ιοστέφανοι και
αοίδιμοι, Ελλάδος έρεισμα, κλειναί,
Αθήναι, δαιμόνιον πτολίεθρον !".
Πίνδαρος
"Oh You, olive shiny and violet
crowned glorious Athens, famous in
songs rampart of Greece, divine city!".
Pindar


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The chryselephantine statue of Athena in Acropolis (reconstruction). No other city has contributed more to the civilization of mankind than Athens. It is the place where Socrates was born, Plato, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and many others. It is the place that humanism and democracy were born. The intellectual light that Athens created will always be alive. [Flame]





[Horse's head] [Poseidon] [Goddess] Parthenon,
East Pediment.
(London Museum)


 

 





 
History of Athens
The Legend
The Persian Wars
The Periklean Age
The Later Years

History of Athens

THESEUS




 

ART









Men of Athens Monuments Athletics Coinage



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Coin, Owl the sacred bird of Athena

 

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