from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Alternative spelling of acropolis.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
No reasonable guess can be made at its pagan dedication; in the fifteenth century of our era it followed the far earlier precedent of the temples in the akropolis.
To the same period also belong the other temples in the lower city, temples which abide above ground either standing or in ruins, while the older temples in the akropolis have to be looked for underneath buildings of later ages.
Yet the ascent from the Orne to the upper part of the town is very marked, and as the chief buildings, ecclesiastical and military, are gathered together on the higher ground, there is a true akropolis.
And there is no doubt that this akropolis had its own circuit of wall, distinct from that of the lower town.
The Moretolian akropolis, like some others, was not an akropolis in the literal sense, for the good reason that the point of most value for military purposes was not the most lofty.
Rockie poor supes just bring in darkseid, a boom tube, and akropolis for fucks sake.