An ancient city that is among the best-known and most-visited in our own time, the capital of Greece contains much that is fascinating, including many archaeological treasures. Myth has it that King Cecrops was casting round for a name to call his new city, and Poseidon and Athena took it upon themselves to compete for the honour of having it named after them. The goddess finally won by inventing the olive tree on its behalf, which soon became a symbol of peace and prosperity. Athens is today best known for its outstanding ...

Athens 2002, Parkstone Press

ISBN-13: 9781859958506

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