- the citadel or high fortified area of an ancient Greek city.
- the Acropolis, the citadel of Athens and the site of the Parthenon.
- Neolithic humans lived in the caves pocking its slopes, and by around 1400 BCE a fortified palace was built atop the Acropolis.
- One temple on the Acropolis bears cuts in its marble where the shields of slain enemies were displayed.
- By the end of the fifth century, the Parthenon and two other temples stood on the Acropolis.
- But the Acropolis has a long and tumultuous history surrounding the brief ascendance of classical Athens.
- The Acropolis Museum opened in Athens last weekend amid controversy that Greek officials did everything possible to stir up.
- Respect, however, was paid to the Acropolis; it was not abhorred as the seat of tyranny, but honoured and venerated as a temple.
- When the Persian host sacked the Acropolis they burnt the holy olive, and it seemed that all was over.
- A good picture of the Acropolis at Athens should be shown to keep the buildings distinct; the one in Lefevre's book is excellent.
- Written oracles existed of the prophecies of celebrated seers, and were preserved in the acropolis of Athens.
- The first picture is the Acropolis, under the domination of the Florentines at the end of the fourteenth century.