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ATHENS : a city in Greece

In the ancient times, Greece was not a single country. It was composed of several little states which were independent and rival. Each city was composed of a fortress, surrounded by land. Thus, the  district of Athens extended over the whole of Attica. In  spite of competition between the cities, the Greeks had a sense of unity thanks to their culture which set them apart from the other adjacent tribes: the barbarians. The Greeks spoke the same language, had the same history, that of Homer, possessed the same hand-writing, the same gods,  had the same festivals and the same enemies: the Persians.