acropolis acropolis  /ə ˈkrɑ pə ləs/


  • (n) the citadel in ancient Greek towns


  1. As the place opened in stages from 1962 to 1969, Lincoln Center turned out to be not just an island but an acropolis.
  2. So, you've hiked up the acropolis, toured the ancient Agora and struck a snapshot pose at the grounds where Pericles once preached the wonders of democracy.


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  1. "Victory in Italy put me back into the lead of the championship. The next two rallies give me the opportunity to build on that lead," said Gronholm. "The Acropolis is traditionally a strong event for Ford while the first event after the...
    on May 25, 2007 By: Marcus Gronholm Source:

  2. "The glass enclosure of the gallery provides ideal light for sculpture in direct view to and from the historical reference point of the Acropolis," US-based architect Bernard Tschumi, who designed the museum, wrote in a promotional leaflet.
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Bernard Tschumi Source: USA Today

  3. Rehhagel, with echoes of Eric Cantona or Jose Mourinho, said: "The Acropolis has been there for several thousand years and we won't be here for that long, just to put things into perspective. In 2004 a miracle happened but perhaps a miracle happens...
    on Jun 15, 2008 By: Otto Rehhagel Source:

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