Athens, Greece (modern Greek: Athinai,), the largest city and the nation's capital. It was one of the most powerful of the ancient Greek city-states, as well as a center of beauty and learning. Athens played a major role in shaping Western civilization. The city was named for Athena, its patron goddess.
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