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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 previewIconographic encyclopaedia of science, literature, and art (1852)

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 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Urban Studies (2009)

by Ray Hutchison

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

Google previewSturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building (2013)

An Unabridged Reprint of the 1901-2 Edition by Russell Sturgis, Francis A. Davis

THE ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS Drawn by J. A. Kanp2tt SCALE OF METRES H: ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of nineteenth-century photography (2008)

A-I, index by John Hannavy

The series of images taken that year resulted in the publication of an illustrated album entitled Acropolis of Athens, Illustrated Picturesquely and Architecturally in photography published privately by F. S. Ellis, in 1870. This large format album is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of World History (2015)

by Anne Kerr, Edmund Wright

The *acropolis of Athens is the most ...

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