• WordNet 3.6
    • n Athene a genus of Strigidae
    • n Athene (Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva
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St. Paul Preaching at Athens St. Paul Preaching at Athens

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word Nike comes from Greek Mythology. Nike is the goddess of victory and was often depicted as a small winged figure whom the goddess Athene carried
    • n Athene In Gr. mythology, the goddess of knowledge, arts, sciences, and righteous war; particularly, the tutelary deity of Athens: identified by the Romans with Minerva. She personified the clear upper air as well as mental clearness and acuteness, embodying the spirit of truth and divine wisdom, and was clothed with the ægis symbolizing the dark storm-cloud, and armed with the resistless spear—the shaft of lightning. Also Athena.
    • n Athene [NL.] In ornithology, an extensive genus of owls, related to A. noctua of Europe, including small earless species. The name is used by different authors with great latitude, and is not susceptible of exact definition. It was first used for a genus of birds by Boie, 1822.
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  • Alexander The Great
    Alexander The Great
    “How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.”
  • Edith Hamilton
    Edith Hamilton
    “When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Today's news was published by word of mouth in the streets of ancient Athens.”


In literature:

On these grounds people bowed to its prestige; and during this period Athens was well administered.
"The Athenian Constitution" by Aristotle
The hill of Athene became the centre of the settlement.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
Early in May, Church and Cochrane sought in vain to break the line of Turks under Kiutahi Pasha pressing upon Athens.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Oh no, my brother lives in Athens.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
If you go to Athens you will, of course, have a delightful time.
"The Twelfth Hour" by Ada Leverson
The temple of Erechtheus, the most ancient structure in Athens, stood on the northern side of the Acropolis.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
The place is a beautiful plain, about twelve miles north of the great city of Athens.
"Darius the Great" by Jacob Abbott
Accordingly it became the fashion to study Greek, to bring teachers from Athens to Rome, and to send young men to Athens to study.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Education was, at Athens, a matter of private enterprise.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Athens, eloquence at, i.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The scene is Athens.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
From Athens on his way home Cicero wrote to his wife, joining Tullia's name with hers.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
With what admiration do men recall the intellectual achievements of Athens!
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
His family, belonging to the Deme Collytus, was both ancient and noble, in the sense attached to that word at Athens.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
Athens is the only place in Greece where rugs are produced in a factory.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
After we left the boat we rode over a level plain with green trees by the wayside till we reached Athens and put up at a good tarven.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
Athens is her city and she is the goddess of Athens, the Athena or Athenaia Kore.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
The ancient kingship of Athens passed, on deposition of the last of the Medoutidae, about 712 B.C., into the hands of the nobles.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
At an early age, accompanied by another young girl, Thargelia, she went to Athens.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll

In poetry:

Utterly the flowers perish,
Grace of Athens, Rome's renown,
Giving but a dream to cherish
Tangled in a laurel crown.
"Of A Greek Poem" by Thomas MacDonagh
Another Athens shall arise,
And to remoter time
Bequeath, like sunset to the skies,
The splendour of its prime;
And leave, if nought so bright may live,
All earth can take or Heaven can give.
"Chorus from Hellas" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Looking from thy turrets gray
Thou hast seen the world's decay,--
Egypt drowning in her sands,--
Athens rent by robbers' hands,--
Rome, the wild barbarian's prey,
Like a storm-cloud swept away:
"At The Banquet To The Chinese Embassy" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oreithyia, by the North Wind carried
To stormy Thrace from Athens where you tarried
Down by Ilissus all a blowy day
Among the asphodels, how rapt away
Thither, and in what frozen bed wert married?
"Oreithyia" by Maurice Hewlett
"Who spake by the Prophets" Language he gave and as men from their homes,
In fen or jungle climbed bade it increase
In power till Tully's word protected Rome
And all of Athens mourned with Pericles.
"Pentecost" by Charles Walter Stansby Williams
Oreithyia, by the North Wind carried
To stormy Thrace, think you of how you tarried
And let him woo and wed? "Ah, no, for now
He's kissed all Athens from my open brow.
I am the Wind's wife, wooed and won and married."
"Oreithyia" by Maurice Hewlett

In news:

Michelle Perry made it to Athens as a heptathlete but is also threatening the world's best in the 100 hurdles .
You can't escape the country esthetic in the soft, psychedelic pop sound of this band from Athens, Georgia.
Today, as wildfires raged on the outskirts of Athens and happy Hellenic soccer fans reveled in their Euro Cup quarterfinal placement, the world's attention turned to Greece's make-or-break election.
05 pm A Stewart man now faces charges of kidnapping in addition to charges of gross sexual imposition following an Athens County Grand Jury session today.
Members of the Georgia football team made the trip from Athens to visit the MCG Children's Medical Center and attend the dinner and silent auction benefitting the center.
Accused Athens cop-killer's incompetency bid destined to fail.
Protests in Athens turned violent over Greece's plans to adopt austerity measures to help keep the country from defaulting on its debt.
From Madrid to Athens, young people facing a bleak future are casting doubt on European identity.
While thousands of Athens area children prepare to collect bagfuls of candy for Halloween tonight, many likely dressed as zombies, some University of Georgia students are learning from the undead how sickness is spread.
'Bon Jovi: Inside Out,' 'Timon of Athens,' 'Seven Psychopaths'.
Nostalgia for the Athens music scene.
Twenty-five years ago, there was nowhere cooler in the college-rock scene than Athens, Georgia.
ATHENS — A request from five Alabama senators could keep the state's four low-cost spay and neuter clinics in business.
A protester in Athens fled the police on Wednesday during a strike called to contest potential salary and pension cuts.
A 21-year-old man caught driving a golf cart down Ruth Drive early Thursday morning was charged with DUI, driving without headlights and theft by receiving, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report.

In science:

Petros Maragos is with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou, 15773 Athens, Greece.
Spectrum of Fractal Interpolation Functions
For example, in the case of US cities, state abbreviations are included in order to be able to distinguish, for example, between “Athens, OH” and “Athens, GA.” One can additionally consider to fill out the addresses listed as “0,0” for the coordinates in the resulting file using the other engine.
Which cities produce excellent papers worldwide more than can be expected? A new mapping approach--using Google Maps--based on statistical significance testing
Department of Mathematics, Section of Statistics and O.R., University of Athens, Panepistemiopolis, 157 84 Athens, Greece.
Moment-based inference for Pearson's quadratic q subfamily of distributions
In: Athens Conference on Applied Probability and Time Series Analysis, Vol.
Semiparametric stationarity tests based on adaptive multidimensional increment ratio statistics
Antoniou presented results of the Athens group who took as the starting point the instanton model of the QCD vacuum and looked at its behaviour close to the phase transition.
Correlations and fluctuations '98
One of us (CT) acknowledges warm hospitality at, as well as financial support by, the Demokritos Center and the Physics Department of the University of Athens.
Nonextensivity of the cyclic Lattice Lotka Volterra model
Determination of the most probable time of occurrence of a large earthquake., Open File Report A. 4338, IGME, Athens, Greece, 14.
On the possibility for short time when, where earthquakes prediction with the using geomagnetic field measurements
In this scenario, a visitor to Athens may wish to submit the following KNN query (using the SQL-like notation of ) to have a choice of three mid-range restaurants where she can have dinner for a expense of around 50 Euros.
Providing Diversity in K-Nearest Neighbor Query Results
Ross Geoghegan edited a version of the problem list in Topology Proceedings as the result of a satellite meeting of infinite-dimensional topologists held at the 1979 Spring Topology Conference in Athens, OH.
Problems from Topology Proceedings
Gulisashvili, On the Kato classes of distributions and the BMO-classes, in “Differential Equations and Control Theory” (Athens, OH, 2000), pp. 159– 176, Lecture Notes in Pure and Appl.
The essential spectrum of Schrodinger, Jacobi, and CMV operators
Thanassoulas, C., Klentos, V., Very short-term (+/- 1 day, +/- 1 hour) time-prediction of a large imminent earthquake, The second paper, Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (IGME), Athens, Greece, Open File Report A. 4382, pp 1-24, 2001b.
Skopje and Sofia 2005 Earthquake and Geomagnetic data and the Geomagnetic Quake as Imminent Reliable Earthquakes Precursor
Thanassoulas, C., Klentos, V., The "energy-flow mo-del" of the earth's lithosphere. Its application on the prediction of the "magnitude" of an imminent large earthquake, The third paper, Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (IGME), Athens, Greece, Open file report: A.4384, pp.1-20, 2001c.
Skopje and Sofia 2005 Earthquake and Geomagnetic data and the Geomagnetic Quake as Imminent Reliable Earthquakes Precursor
Thanassoulas, C., and Klentos,V., The "energy-flow mo-del" of the earth's lithosphere, its application on the prediction of the "magnitude" of an imminent large Earthquake, The "third paper", Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (IGME), Athens, Greece, Open File Report A. 4384, pp 1-20, 2001d.
Skopje and Sofia 2005 Earthquake and Geomagnetic data and the Geomagnetic Quake as Imminent Reliable Earthquakes Precursor
Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Patission 76, Athens 10434, Greece.
Some information-theoretic computations related to the distribution of prime numbers
Levy, Modules over hereditary Noetherian prime rings (survey), Algebra and its applications (Athens, OH, 1999), Contemp.
Tilting modules arising from ring epimorphisms