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Attica

(ăt`ĭkə), region of ancient Greece, a triangular area at the eastern end of central Greece, around AthensAthens
, Gr. Athínai, city (1991 pop. 2,907,179; 1991 urban agglomeration pop. 3,072,922), capital of Greece, E central Greece, on the plain of Attica, between the Kifisós and Ilissus rivers, near the Saronic Gulf. Mt. Aigáleos (1,534 ft/468 m), Mt.
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. According to Greek legend, the four Attic tribes were founded by Ion; in later legend Theseus combined 12 townships into a single state. This process of unification, which probably occurred over a period of time, was in all likelihood completed c.700 B.C. Cleisthenes (fl. 510 B.C.) reclassified the people into 10 tribes. By the 5th cent. B.C. Athens was dominant, and thereafter the history of Attica was that of its chief city.

Attica

well-known prison in Attica, New York; remembered for its riot (1971). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 182]

Attica

city in New York housing state prison; one of the worst prison riots in American history occurred there (1971). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 182]
See: Riot

Attica

a region and department of E central Greece: in ancient times the territory of Athens. Capital: Athens. Pop.: 3 336 700 (2001). Area: 14 157 sq. km (5466 sq. miles)
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