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Athenians are citizens or inhabitants of Athens.

Ancient times

References made to ancient times when Athens was a sovereign state.

Athenian art is some of the most unique in the world. Athenians were not only master builders and architects, they were also great lovers of art. Their artistic talents can be viewed through many different forms which have survived for centuries, such as architectural designs, sculptures, pottery, and fine jewelry.

Athenian soldiers were required to serve two years in the military, one in the garrison and one in a border fort. After the first year, they were given a sword and a shield with the state's emblem on it. Although they served only two years, they could be called at any moment up to age sixty. The army consisted of horsemen and hoplites, footsoldiers.

Distinguished Athenians