- the citadel or high fortified area of an ancient Greek city.
- the Acropolis, the citadel of Athens and the site of the Parthenon.
Origin of acropolis
Related Words for acropolisfortification, camp, station, fastness, castle, garrison, fortress, citadel, acropolis, blockhouse, redoubt, stronghold, hold, palace, manor, seat, keep, peel, villa, mansion
Examples from the Web for acropolis
Contemporary Examples of acropolis
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.Greece's Modern Wonder
June 25, 2009
Historical Examples of acropolis
But he entered the Acropolis a conqueror,” says our Scribe; “he won the battle.The Book of Khalid
He turned him back, and led him without further delay into the acropolis.
As it chanced, the senate of the Athenians was holding a session on the Acropolis.
He had made love to her, there on the Acropolis, at sunset, as she had said.Adam Johnstone's Son
F. Marion Crawford
He distinctly says that before the time of Theseus, the Acropolis was the city.
- the citadel of an ancient Greek city
Word Origin for acropolis
- the citadel of Athens on which the Parthenon and the Erechtheum stand