Attica

/at"i keuh/, n.
1. a region in SE Greece, surrounding Athens: under Athenian rule in ancient times.
2. a town in W New York: state prison. 2659.

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Greek Attiki

Ancient district, eastern central Greece.

It was bordered by the Aegean Sea on the south and east and included the island of Salamis; its chief cities were Athens, Piraeus, and Eleusis. Its coastal settlements were enriched by maritime trade. Originally inhabited by Pelasgians, it was a center of Mycenaean culture in the 2nd millennium BC; the Ionian Greeks invaded it с 1300 BC. The territory was unified under Athens by 700 BC, traditionally through the efforts of King Theseus.

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▪ ancient district, Greece
Greek  Attikē , modern  Attikí 

      ancient district of east central Greece; Athens was its chief city. Bordering the sea on the south and east, Attica attracted maritime trade. In early times there were several independent settlements there, centring on Eleusis, Athens, and Marathon. Athens may have been paramount in the Mycenaean age, but in the historical period it did not completely control Attica until the 7th century. The modern department (nomós) of Attica has its administrative centre at Athens and extends farther west than the ancient district, taking in Megara on the Isthmus of Corinth.

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