Words nearby acropolis
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.
In commemoration of her he built his famous Odeum on the south slope of the Acropolis.Roads from Rome|Anne C. E. Allinson
The shadow rose and climbed up the Acropolis, on which the shield of Pallas still gleamed as the aegis of the city.Historical Miniatures|August Strindberg
In its great day, and even as Pausanias saw it, the Acropolis was covered with statues, as well as with shrines.
Six months of complete seclusion within the walls of the Acropolis, were required of the Canephoræ.Philothea|Lydia Maria Child
Calton Hill does its best to play the part of the Acropolis.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
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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).