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acropolis vs. Parthenon
[ uh-krop-uh-lis ]
- the citadel or high fortified area of an ancient Greek city.
- the citadel of Athens and the site of the Parthenon.
[ pahr-thuh-non, -nuhn ]
- the temple of Athena Parthenos on the Acropolis at Athens, completed c438 b.c. by Ictinus and Callicrates and decorated by Phidias: regarded as the finest Doric temple.