I. Ancient Athens – II. Church History – III. University
I. Ancient Athens
The name ᾽Αθῆναι, found already as “Atana” in a Mycenaean text, is inseparable from the wise and warlike Athena, the virgin goddess of the city. Mythology claims that she sprang from the head of Zeus and won Attica in a contest with Poseidon. Her attributes are the owl and a shield (Aegis) with the head of Medusa, set with snakes.
Athens was largely untouched by the catastrophe that befell Greece in the…