Synonyms for acropolis

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-krop-uh-lis
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkrɒp ə lɪs

Top 10 synonyms for acropolis Other synonyms for the word acropolis

Définition of acropolis

Origin :
  • 1660s, from Greek akropolis "citadel" (especially that of Athens), from akros "highest, upper" (see acrid) + polis "city" (see polis).
  • As in fort : noun stronghold
  • As in castle : noun magnificent home, often for royalty
  • As in fort/fortress : noun stronghold
Example sentences :
  • But he entered the Acropolis a conqueror,” says our Scribe; “he won the battle.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • He turned him back, and led him without further delay into the acropolis.
  • Extract from : « Hellenica » by Xenophon
  • As it chanced, the senate of the Athenians was holding a session on the Acropolis.
  • Extract from : « Hellenica » by Xenophon
  • He had made love to her, there on the Acropolis, at sunset, as she had said.
  • Extract from : « Adam Johnstone's Son » by F. Marion Crawford
  • He distinctly says that before the time of Theseus, the Acropolis was the city.
  • Extract from : « The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 » by Various
  • Did Pausanias mention it in his description of the Acropolis?
  • Extract from : « The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 » by Various
  • Here we are,” he said cheerily, “and just as safe as though we were in the Acropolis at Athens.
  • Extract from : « The River of Darkness » by William Murray Graydon
  • It had no walls, but its acropolis was covered with temples.
  • Extract from : « Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca » by Homer
  • And these made insurrection with Peisistratos and obtained possession of the Acropolis.
  • Extract from : « The History Of Herodotus » by Herodotus
  • The theatre at the base of the Acropolis was consecrated to Bacchus.
  • Extract from : « Christianity and Greek Philosophy » by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
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