town of old Attica, money of modern Greece, from Greek Athenai (plural since the town had several distinct components), traditionally derived from Athena, but probably assimilated from a lost name in a pre-Hellenic language.
a town in southeast Ohio
- an institution city in northeast Georgia
- the capital and biggest city of Greece; known as after Athena (its patron goddess)
If Athens lost her supremacy in the fields of science and scholarship to Alexandria, she became more than ever the home of philosophy, while Menander and the other poets of the New Comedy made Athenian life and manners known throughout the civilized world.