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- A Midsummer Night's Dream : A comedy by William Shakespeare, probably written around 1595 telling several interconnected stories about people and fairies in and around ancient Athens.
- Academy : The name traditionally associated with Plato's philosophy school just north of Athens; thought by some sources to have been the name of a grove of trees. In modern usage the term often refers to higher education as an ideal type.
- Agora : In ancient Greek cities, a place for both market activity and a forum. Modern usage tends to stress only the former.
- Alexander the Great : King of Macedon who conquered the Persian Empire in the late 4th century BCE.
- Ancient Athens : A history from ancient times of Athens, Greece
- Ancient Greece : The loose collection of Greek-speaking city-states centered on the Aegean Sea which flourished from the end of the Mycenaean age to the Roman conquest of Greece in 146 BC.
- Aristocracy : A form of government in which power is held by a select group of people.
- Aristotle : (384-322 BCE) Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, and one of the most influential figures in the western world between 350 BCE and the sixteenth century.
- : Was a Milesian woman who was famous for her involvement with the Athenian statesman Pericles.
- Aspasia (disambiguation) : Add brief definition or description
- Cleisthenes : Athenian statesman of the late 6th century BC and arguably the founder of Athenian Democracy as we now know of it.
- Country : Nation, state, region, or territory, or large tract of land distinguishable by features of topography, biology, or culture.
- Democracy : A form of government in which ultimate sovereignty rests with the people.
- Dugald Stewart : (1753 - 1828) Scottish philosopher of the "common-sense" school who played a major role in making the "Scottish philosophy" predominant in 19th century Europe; known for his theory of taste.
- Edmond François Valentin About : (February 14, 1828 – January 16, 1885) was a French novelist, publicist, and journalist.
- Ephialtes : Athenian reformer and statesman. Generally regarded as completing the democratic evolution of Athens with his reforms.
- Epicurus : Ancient Greek philosopher who founded epicureanism.
- Europe : Sixth largest continent; area 10,000,000 km2; pop. 720,000,000
- Government : The system by which a community or nation is controlled and regulated. A government is a person or group of persons who govern a political community or nation.
- Greece : The southernmost Balkan nation, the Hellenic Republic (Greece; population c. 11 million; capital Athens) is bordered by Albania, the (former Yugoslav) Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey, and with a coastline on the Ionian, Aegean and Mediterranean seas.
- Greek alphabet : Set of twenty-four letters that has been used to write the Greek language since the late 9th or early 8th century BC.
- Greek language : Indo-European language spoken mainly in Greece and Cyprus since Antiquity, with particular cultural prestige.
- Herodotus : (c. 484 BC - c. 430 BC) Greek historian, author of the Histories (historiai, 'inquiries'), called 'The Father of History,' as he was among the first to approach the reporting of history in a logical and skeptical way.
- History (etymology) : Origins of the word history, coming from Greek ἱστορία (historia), and from the Proto-Indo-European *wid-tor-, from the root *weid-, "to know, to see".
- History : Study of past human events based on evidence such as written documents.
- Immunology : The study of all aspects of the immune system in all animals.
- Indo-European languages : A group of several hundred languages, including the majority of languages spoken in Europe, the Plateau of Iran and the subcontinent of India, that share a considerable common vocabulary and linguistic features.
- Kawir : Greek black metal band founded in 1993, with Greek lyrics about Greek mythology.
- Lucian : Greek writer of satires in the second century AD.
- Lyceum (Aristotle) : Grove and gymnasium near Athens, sacred to Apollo Lyceius, where Aristotle taught philosophy, and whose members were the Peripatetics.
- Marlies Göhr : (21 March 1958) Record-breaking East German sprinter who won the 100 m at the inaugural World Championships in 1983, defeating arch rival Evelyn Ashford.
- Olympias : (c. 375 – 316 BC) Greek princess of Epirus, daughter of king Neoptolemus I of Epirus, the fourth wife of the king of Macedonia, Philip II, and mother of Alexander the Great.
- Olympic Games : Quadrennial sporting extravaganzas involving athletes from around the world in both Summer and Winter sports competitions; begun in Athens in 1896.
- Peisistratus : Athenian tyrant in the 6th century BC who was important to the economic, cultural and religious development of the city-state.
- Pericles : (circa 495-429 BCE) Athenian Statesman, General and Admiral.
- Plato : (circa 427-347 BCE) Ancient Greek philosopher, whose dialogues, supposedly recording conversations with Socrates, contain many of the debates central to Western philosophy.
- R.E.M. : A rock and roll band, a mainstay on college radio throughout the 1980s, and in virtue of its increasing popularity into the 90s, became credited as one of the major forces in bringing alternative rock into some mainstream acceptance.
- Republicanism : The political ideology of a nation as a republic, with an emphasis on liberty, rule by the people, and the civic virtue practiced by citizens.
- Republic : A form of government in which political power and authority is derived from the citizenry, and not from a monarch, whether hereditary or "tyrannical" (ie, a dictator).
- Socrates : (ca. 470–399 BCE) Greek philosopher who is credited with laying the foundations of western philosophy; sentenced to death in Athens for heresy.
- Solon : Athenian Statesman and poet, credited with setting the wheels of Democracy in motion in Athens.
- Theatre (building) : A structure in which theatrical or dramatic works, often simply called "plays," are performed.
- Theseus : In Greek myth, the national hero of Athens, son of Aegeus, king of Athens (or the sea-god Poseidon) and of Aethra, daughter of Pittheus, king of Troezen.
- USS Alshain (AKA-55) : An Andromeda class attack cargo ship that was deployed during World War II and the Korean War; it could carry heavy equipments, supplies, and troops, and deploy landing crafts in amphibious assaults.
- USS Uvalde (AKA-88) : Andromeda-class attack cargo ship
- Yersinia pestis : Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae, that can infect humans and other animals in three main forms: pneumonic, septicemic, and the notorious bubonic plagues.