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date: 10 July 2020

Athens (Ἀθῆναι) 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
Oliver T. P. K. DickinsonOliver T. P. K. Dickinson, Simon HornblowerSimon Hornblower, Antony J. S. SpawforthAntony J. S. Spawforth

The more substantial remains of later periods have largely effaced prehistoric settlement evidence, apart from subterranean features like tombs and wells. The distribution of these suggests that there was a nucleus of habitation on and around the Acropolis, particularly to its south, and a wider spread of hamlets and farms. The settlement's earlier history is obscure, but it clearly became one of the more significant Mycenaean centres (... ...

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