Adjective "acropolis" definition and examples

(Acropolis may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈkrɒpəlɪs/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A citadel or fortified part of an ancient Greek city, typically one built on a hill.
  1. 'An acropolis protected by stone walls lay at the centre.'
  2. 'Short excursions from the city take you to the ancient cities of Lindos, with its temple of Athena on its acropolis overlooking the sea.'
  3. 'To the side of Pigadia is a rocky hill where the Minoan acropolis of Karpathos was built in ancient times.'
  4. 'On the acropolis is a smaller walled-in area where a ruined Byzantine chapel lies over the foundations of the Temple of Athena.'
  5. 'There is evidence of religious significance in the buildings, and what is called the temple was the royal residence and served as a sort of acropolis.'
  6. 'At the time of his death he was working on material he had excavated outside the acropolis walls at Mycenae.'
  7. 'They have built a virtually impregnable fortress; it is a high place, an acropolis.'
  8. 'So, he and some of his men, and a large crowd of locals, all made their way to the acropolis and the wagon.'
  9. 'Many acropolis sanctuaries of Demeter, like those at Eretria and Corinth, were at some distance from the agora.'
  10. 'The luxury goods found in the palace and the gold bowl from the acropolis have an archaeologically determined terminus ante quem of 1200-1180, the final destruction of the city.'
  11. '‘We suspect in antiquity the island was probably connected to the mainland and served as an acropolis, before subsequently being used as a fortress,’ said Mr Slope.'
  12. 'Demeter was also an acropolis divinity at Lepreon, Mytilene, and Iasos, but it is not likely that she played a central political role in any of these cities.'
  13. 'The gold bowl from the acropolis is also arranged around a central rosette in three concentric bands of figural representations separated by three ornamental bands.'
  14. 'This area was one of the first spots in the region in being inhabited and to become a town, only equaled by the acropolis of Tiryns and Mycenae.'
  15. 'In addition, two main temples were constructed on the acropolis, and a thriving seaport at present-day Minet el-Beida was located about half a mile away.'
  16. 'If you have the time, you should take a donkey ride up to the ancient acropolis, with its restored Temple of Athena inside the Knights ' Castle.'
  17. 'For shelter, the Byzantine occupantslived in houses and caves built into the western slope of the acropolis.'
  18. 'The luxury goods found in the palace and the gold bowl from the acropolis have an archaeologically determined terminus ante quem of 1200-1180, the final destruction of the city.'
  19. 'The acropolis and the temple area Little is left of the acropolis, which was the highest spot of the town.'
  20. 'Judging by the well-preserved remains it has been inferred that within the acropolis there had been the temple of god Apollo and Dionysous as well as the hippodrome.'
  21. 'Pericles was the force behind many of the buildings on the acropolis, including the Parthenon itself.'
  22. 'Editor's Note: actually from the acropolis all you can see is athens… and that wont impress anybody…'
  23. 'Viewers send Mr Squiggleopoulos some sketches which he transforms into various views of the acropolis, thats if he isnt at soccer training.'

More definitions

1. the citadel or high fortified area of an ancient Greek city.

2. the Acropolis, the citadel of Athens and the site of the Parthenon.

More examples(as adjective)

"walls can be acropolis."

Origin

Greek, from akron ‘summit’ + polis ‘city’.