acropolis

Definitions

  • THE ACROPOLIS, ATHENS
    THE ACROPOLIS, ATHENS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n acropolis the citadel in ancient Greek towns
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE ACROPOLIS AT ATHENS, EARLY MORNING THE ACROPOLIS AT ATHENS, EARLY MORNING
THE LION OF CHÆRONEA, THE ACROPOLIS AND MOUNT PARNASSUS THE LION OF CHÆRONEA, THE ACROPOLIS AND MOUNT PARNASSUS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Acropolis The upper part, or the citadel, of a Grecian city; especially, the citadel of Athens.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n acropolis The citadel of a Grecian city, usually the site of the original settlement, and situated on an eminence commanding the surrounding country. When the city spread beyond its earlier limits, the acropolis was generally cleared of its inhabitants and held sacred to the divinities of the state, whose temples were upon it. The acropolis of Athens contained the most splendid productions of Greek art, the Parthenon, the Erechtheum, and the Propylæa.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Acropolis a-kro′pol-is a citadel, esp. that of Athens.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. 'akro`polis; 'a`kros extreme + po`lis city
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. akropolisakros, the highest, polis, a city.

Usage

In literature:

The temple of Bacchus stood on a platform of its own formed by a southern projection of the Acropolis.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
His body was burned on the Acropolis, and the city grew around the spot.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
In Greece, the Turks captured Missolonghi and Athens, though the Acropolis of the latter city still held out.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
The site of the ancient acropolis, covered with debris, may still be made out.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
The women seize the Acropolis and make themselves experts in the science of war.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
THE TEMPLE OF APOLLO AT CORINTH, WITH THE ACROPOLIS IN THE BACKGROUND.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
We have been at Washington; I have seen the Acropolis of the New World.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
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" by Caroline French Benton
Its acropolis long held out against Alexander in 333 and surrendered to him at last by arrangement.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
Lysistrata defending the Acropolis.
"Aubrey Beardsley" by Robert Ross
In later years some statues used to be shown at the Acropolis in Athens, which were said to be the work of Socrates.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
We haunted the Acropolis with its barren rocks and fragments of past glories.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
Calton Hill does its best to play the part of the Acropolis.
"Friend Mac Donald" by Max O'Rell
The acropolis hill is now occupied by the ruins of Kalat el-Mudik.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
The Agora of Athens is situated in a valley partially enclosed by the Acropolis, Areopagus, Pnyx, and Museum.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
The Acropolis museum, a building of recent date, contains an interesting and valuable collection of works of art found here.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
In Magna Graecia, in the acropolis at Tarentum, are the remains of a 7th century temple and three at Paestum about a century later in date.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
Nor can there be so many lives that hold in them a sunrise on the Acropolis from the Bay of Phaleron.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Remains of the early city are still visible on the Larissa acropolis, which towers 900 ft. high to the north-west of the town.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
Of his numerous statues of her, the three most celebrated were set up on the Acropolis.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
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In poetry:

To Acrocorinth's brow I climb,
And, lulled in retrospective bliss,
Descry, as through the mists of time,
Faintly the far Acropolis.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin

In news:

David Lassman / The Post-Standard Acropolis Pizza, 167 Marshall St, Syracuse.
Jari-Matti Latvala's bid for Acropolis Rally victory appears to be over after the Finn had to stop and change a damaged wheel on stage 14.
Steve Acropolis says he's doing it with or without an ordinance.
Acropolis a high point of Greek specialties.
Acropolis Pizza owner responds to criminal activity near restaurant.
The owner of Acropolis Pizza House on Marshall Street says he can't be held responsible for crime in that part of the Syracuse University campus.
Facebook Abuses Its Network-Effect Advantage , Qs for Goldman, Acropolis Now.
The Road to the Acropolis is Closed.
Twenty-first century Turkish sentries occupy an acropolis dating back more than 5,000 years, and the ruins were recently demined.
Former Netflix users no longer have to worry about anyone finding out about that one-time streaming of Yanni: Live at the Acropolis.
Lightening illuminates the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill in Athens on Sunday Oct 14, 2012.
Steve Acropolis says he's doing it with or without an ordinance .
Yet both Republican Mayor Stephen Acropolis and the mostly Democratic Council are working hard to try and keep the Department of Public Works intact and 77 staffers on the payroll.
Inspired by statues at the Acropolis, a professor gives her students a "classic" makeover.
Mayor Steve Acropolis, Township Administrator Scott Pizarras, and Township Attorney Jean Cipriani leaving the September 25th council meeting.
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