OTHER WORDS FROM acropolisac·ro·pol·i·tan [ak-ruh-pol-i-tn], /ˌæk rəˈpɒl ɪ tn/, adjective
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Neolithic humans lived in the caves pocking its slopes, and by around 1400 BCE a fortified palace was built atop the Acropolis.
One temple on the Acropolis bears cuts in its marble where the shields of slain enemies were displayed.
By the end of the fifth century, the Parthenon and two other temples stood on the Acropolis.
But the Acropolis has a long and tumultuous history surrounding the brief ascendance of classical Athens.
The Acropolis Museum opened in Athens last weekend amid controversy that Greek officials did everything possible to stir up.
Respect, however, was paid to the Acropolis; it was not abhorred as the seat of tyranny, but honoured and venerated as a temple.
When the Persian host sacked the Acropolis they burnt the holy olive, and it seemed that all was over.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
A good picture of the Acropolis at Athens should be shown to keep the buildings distinct; the one in Lefevre's book is excellent.The Complete Club Book for Women|Caroline French Benton
Written oracles existed of the prophecies of celebrated seers, and were preserved in the acropolis of Athens.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
The first picture is the Acropolis, under the domination of the Florentines at the end of the fourteenth century.
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Cultural definitions for acropolis
The fortified high point of ancient Athens (see also Athens). Once the center of Athenian life, the Acropolis is now the site of famous ruins, including the Parthenon. In Greek, the word means “high” (acro) “city” (polis).