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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.
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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
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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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New for Attiki. This is a recently described, small sized Eupholidoptera, endemic to the west Kikladic islands of Andros, Tinos and Kea (Tzia) (Ciplak et al.
kykladica on Attiki, or the east mainland in general, is no surprise.
The genus Eupholidoptera is rare in the area of Attiki. Antonatos et al.
New for Attiki. This East Mediterranean subspecies is known from mainland Greece and the islands of Kriti and Rhodos.
Sterea Ellas: Attiki, Vravrona, VII 2014, 1[female]; Schinias, II 2013, 1[male].
New for Attiki. This East Mediterranean species is known from mainland Greece and several Aegean islands.
Sterea Ellas: Attiki, Vravrona, Erasinos river, 1 nymph, X 2012; Biotia (Boeotia), entrance of cave Kopaida, XI 2014, 3 nymphs.
She added: 'We're confident the distinctive and delicious flavour of Attiki honey has the potential to be a big hit with discerning honey consumers in the UK, and that our new packaging, designed specifically for the UK market, will play a big role in that success."