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Acropolis of Athens

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The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis comes from the Greek words ἄκρον and πόλις. Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is commonly known as "The Acropolis" without qualification.

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Google previewWestern Civilization, Ideas, Politics, and Society, Comprehensive Edition (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and containing the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.

Google previewA Brief History of the Western World (2016)

Civilizations, Western culture by CTI Reviews

AcropolisofAthens: The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on ahighrocky outcrop above the city of Athens and containing the remains ofseveral ancient buildings ofgreat architecturaland historic significance, themost ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Urban Studies (2009)

by Ray Hutchison

Erechtheum, Acropolis of Athens Table 1 Comparison of the Rational Comprehensive Planning and the...

Google previewIconographic Encyclopaedia of Science, Literature, and Art (1852)

by Johann Georg Heck

The Acropolis of Athens {pi. 11, fig. 1), according to historical traditions, was planned and executed by the Pelasgians, who were masters in the art and science of fortification in ancient times. It was a citadel which by strong walls was well ...

Google previewA Dictionary of World History (2015)

by Anne Kerr, Edmund Wright

The *acropolis of Athens is the most ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of Archaeology (1999)

by Graeme Barker

The Acropolis of Athens. Photograph: S. Stoddart. V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 V6 (HYPERCOHERENCE). 915 URBANIZATION AND STATE FORMATION.

Google previewPolitical and Historical Encyclopedia of Women (2004)

by Christine Fauré

With thefall of Missolonghi, the tragic exodusof whose inhabitants deeply moved the international community, andthe stormingof the Acropolis of Athens, continental Greecewas restored to Turkishpower. Demoralized,theleaders of Hydra ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Architecture and Archaeology of the Middle Ages: including ... biographical notices of ancient architects ... Illustrated by numerous engravings by J. Le Keux (1838)

The word is now chiefly applied to the building forming the entrance to the Acropolis of Athens. This is commonly called the Propylaia, without any other addition. It appears to have been originally a building with hexastyle Doric porticos before ...

Google previewThe New Unger's Bible Dictionary (2009)

by Merrill F. Unger

It is the name of a bare rocky place, some 377 feet high, immediately NW of the acropolis of Athens and separated from it by a narrow declivity. Steps cut in the rock lead to the summit, where benches, rough and rock hewn, can still be seen.

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (1977)

by Cyril M. Harris

The Acropolis of Athens. 3. Any elevated group of buildings serving as a civic symbol.

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

Under Themistocles, Cimon, and Pericles the work ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS. A — Parthenon. B- — Foundation of Early Temple. C — Museum. D — Terrace. E — Erechtheum. F — Propyls* a. G — Precinct of Artemis Brauronia. H — Temple ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

The Acropolis of Athens and the Acropolis of Corinth, are among the most remarkable specimens of this manner of city building. Probably tho first settlement was made by some chieftain who fortified himself on the summit, and whoso followers ...

Google previewThe New American Encyclopaedia (1865)

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

The Acropolis of Athens and the Acropolis of Corinth, are among the most remarkable specimens of this manner of city building. Probably the first settlement was made by some chieftain who fortified himself on the summit, and whose followers ...

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