acropolis

Part of speech: noun

The citadel of an ancient Greek city.

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Usage examples "acropolis":

  1. Being now in possession of abundance of provisions and money, he did not leave the place, and go back to the citadel on the promontory, but fortified the circuit of Achradina and held it conjointly with the Acropolis, with which he connected its fortifications. - "Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)", Plutarch.
  2. Shall one mount the Acropolis or enter the market place? - "A Victor of Salamis", William Stearns Davis.
  3. Athens still lives, though her Acropolis be wrapped in flames. - "A Victor of Salamis", William Stearns Davis.