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  • proper noun historical A hill in Athens, the meeting-place of the democratic assembly in Ancient Greece.

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Examples

  • The assembly met regularly four times during each prytany, usually on a hillside called the Pnyx a little west of the agora.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • The assembly met regularly four times during each prytany, usually on a hillside called the Pnyx a little west of the agora.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • Apostle turning towards his right hand to catch a view of a small but celebrated hill rising within the city near that on which he stood, called the Pnyx, where standing on a block of bare stone, Demosthenes and other distinguished orators had addressed the assembled people of

    Conversion of a High Priest into a Christian Worker

  • (the first of many) in the place called the Pnyx, where they had always been in the habit of meeting; at which assembly they deposed the Four Hundred, and voted that the government should be in the hands of the Five Thousand; this number was to include all who could furnish themselves with arms.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • On the hill of the Pnyx across from the Acropolis was the meeting place of the assembly, where Pericles had declared that future generations would marvel at all that Athens had achieved.

    Alexander the Great

  • The play begins with Dikaiopolis sitting all alone on the Pnyx (the hill where the Athenian Assembly or ecclesia regularly meets to discuss matters of state).

    Capsule Summaries of the Great Books of the Western World

  • On the hill of the Pnyx across from the Acropolis was the meeting place of the assembly, where Pericles had declared that future generations would marvel at all that Athens had achieved.

    Alexander the Great

  • The play begins with Dikaiopolis sitting all alone on the Pnyx (the hill where the Athenian Assembly or ecclesia regularly meets to discuss matters of state).

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Each could present himself in the open-air assembly up on the Pnyx to raise issues for discussion or to vote.

    Socrates ? a man for our times

  • On the hill of the Pnyx across from the Acropolis was the meeting place of the assembly, where Pericles had declared that future generations would marvel at all that Athens had achieved.

    Alexander the Great

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