Athenian


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A·the·ni·an

 (ə-thē′nē-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to Athens, Greece, or its people.
n.
A citizen of Athens, Greece.

Athenian

(əˈθiːnɪən)
n
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Athens
adj
(Placename) of or relating to Athens

A•the•ni•an

(əˈθi ni ən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Athens, Greece.
n.
2. a native or resident of Athens, Greece.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Athenian - a resident of AthensAthenian - a resident of Athens      
Athens, Athinai, capital of Greece, Greek capital - the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess); "in the 5th century BC ancient Athens was the world's most powerful and civilized city"
Hellene, Greek - a native or inhabitant of Greece
Adj.1.Athenian - of or relating to or characteristic of Athens or its inhabitantsAthenian - of or relating to or characteristic of Athens or its inhabitants
Translations
ateenalainen

Athenian

[əˈθiːnɪən]
A. ADJateniense
B. Nateniense mf

Athenian

[əˈθiːniən]
adjathénien(ne)
nAthénien(ne) m/f

Athenian

nAthener(in) m(f)
adjathenisch; (esp modern) → Athener

Athenian

[əˈθiːnɪən] adj & nateniese m/f
References in classic literature ?
'Is that the way in which he is supposed to corrupt the youth?' 'Yes, it is.' 'Has he only new gods, or none at all?' 'None at all.' 'What, not even the sun and moon?' 'No; why, he says that the sun is a stone, and the moon earth.' That, replies Socrates, is the old confusion about Anaxagoras; the Athenian people are not so ignorant as to attribute to the influence of Socrates notions which have found their way into the drama, and may be learned at the theatre.
When the Dolphin arrived with his burden in sight of land not far from Athens, he asked the Monkey if he were an Athenian. The latter replied that he was, and that he was descended from one of the most noble families in that city.
And how will his children be the gainers if he takes them into Thessaly, and deprives them of Athenian citizenship?
To any Athenian gentleman--to the great Athenian statesmen of past times.
But (they say) a certain Cephalus, the son of Deion, an Athenian, who owned a hound which no beast ever escaped, had accidentally killed his wife Procris, and being purified of the homicide by the Cadmeans, hunted the fox with his hound, and when they had overtaken it both hound and fox were turned into stones near Teumessus.
Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.
It is written that Timotheus the Athenian, after he had, in the account he gave to the state of his government, often interlaced this speech, and in this, Fortune had no part, never prospered in anything, he undertook afterwards.
I half expected to see the Athenian heroes of twenty centuries ago glide out of the shadows and steal into the old temple they knew so well and regarded with such boundless pride.
The outlying villages, they say, are by them called {kappa omega mu alpha iota}, by the Athenians {delta eta mu iota}: and they assume that Comedians were so named not from {kappa omega mu 'alpha zeta epsilon iota nu}, 'to revel,' but because they wandered from village to village (kappa alpha tau alpha / kappa omega mu alpha sigma), being excluded contemptuously from the city.
At Mitylene also, a dispute, which arose concerning a right of heritage, was the beginning of great evils, and a war with the Athenians, in which Paches took their city, for Timophanes, a man of fortune, leaving two daughters, Doxander, who was circumvented in procuring them in marriage for his two sons, began a sedition, and excited the Athenians to attack them, being the host of that state.
This mythical tale, of which the subject was a history of the wars of the Athenians against the Island of Atlantis, is supposed to be founded upon an unfinished poem of Solon, to which it would have stood in the same relation as the writings of the logographers to the poems of Homer.
And if, as I said, it was necessary that the people of Israel should be captive so as to make manifest the ability of Moses; that the Persians should be oppressed by the Medes so as to discover the greatness of the soul of Cyrus; and that the Athenians should be dispersed to illustrate the capabilities of Theseus: then at the present time, in order to discover the virtue of an Italian spirit, it was necessary that Italy should be reduced to the extremity that she is now in, that she should be more enslaved than the Hebrews, more oppressed than the Persians, more scattered than the Athenians; without head, without order, beaten, despoiled, torn, overrun; and to have endured every kind of desolation.