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  • noun Plural form of acropolis.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ἀκροπόλεις (akropoleis), plural of ἀκρόπολις (akropolis).

Examples

  • Coupled with the vastness of the architectural works which actually remain, such descriptions as that in Homer of the chamber of Paris and the house of Alcinous furnish forth a picture of that early period -- the tyrants 'age, the age of the acropoleis, the period of great dynasties with claims to "divine right"' and in many instances at least with all the culture of their time.

    Greek Studies: a Series of Essays

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