Part of speech: adjective

Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Athens, the most, famous city of ancient Greece and capital of modern Greece.

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Usage examples "athenian":

  1. The Athenian statesman was found to have intrigued with Persia against Athens in time of peace; he fled to the Persian monarch and was richly rewarded as a renegade. - "The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)", John Holland Rose.
  2. The pupil who has written a theme describing the appearance of the Pyramids has completed an exercise in history less valuable than that of the student who writes a theme on the errors of the Athenian Democracy. - "The Teaching of History", Ernest C. Hartwell.
  3. Surely any Athenian would know where a rich man like Hipponicus lives. - "The Spartan Twins", Lucy (Fitch) Perkins.