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[niks, puh-niks]
  1. a hill in Athens, Greece, near the Acropolis: the place of assembly in ancient Athens.
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Historical Examples

  • That the beginning of the play is on the Pnyx, there is no question.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1


  • None but they mingled in the assemblages of great men at the Pnyx or the Stoa.

  • Alcibiades stood again on the orator's platform in the Pnyx.

    Historical Miniatures

    August Strindberg

  • The Scythian police who kept order in the Pnyx could procure him no audience.

    Historical Miniatures

    August Strindberg

  • I was on the Pnyx; had been rambling about there the whole afternoon.

    New Grub Street

    George Gissing