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 Athe’nian Bee.Athole Brose (Scotch). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Modern Athens, i.e. Edinburgh. Willis says that its singular resemblance to Athens, approached from the Piræus, is very striking.   1
   “An imitation Acrop’olis is commenced on the Calton Hill, and has the effect of the Parthenon. Hymettus is rather more lofty than the Pentland hills, and Pentel’icus is farther off and grander than Arthur’s Seat; but the old Castle of Edinburgh is a noble feature, superbly magnificent.”—Pencillings.   2
   Athens of Ireland. Belfast.   3
   Athens of the New World. Boston, noted for its literary merit and institutions.   4
   Athens of the West. Cor’dova, in Spain, was so called in the Middle Ages.   5

 Athe’nian Bee.Athole Brose (Scotch). 


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