Athens is the oldest,largest city in Greece. It is also the capital of Greece. The population is 664,046(796,442 in 2004).The acropolis is in the city of ATHENS and every Greek city was built near an acropolis,a large hill. Athena's temple the Pathenon is in the acropolis to honor their beloved greek goddess Athena. There are 3 types of government: monarchy,oligarchy,and democracy. Monarchy is ruled by one (leader,king,or queen).Oligarchy is ruled by a small group of rich and powerful people.Democracy is ruled by the people


Athena is the goddess of wisdom,law,and war. She was also the protecter of cities. The city of Athens was named after her. Her symbols are the owl and the olive tree. The pathenon was built to honor her and only her.