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English citations of acropoleis



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  1. Plural of acropolis
    • 1852: Barthold Georg Neibuhr, Lectures on Ancient History: From the Earliest Times to the Taking of Alexandria by Octavianus. Comprising the History of the Asiatic nations, the Egyptians, Greeks, Macedonians and Carthaginians, p358
      The Cadmea, like almost all Greek acropoleis, was indeed surrounded by the city, and was situated within the walls; but from our historians, it is quite evident, that one side of the Cadmea touched upon the wall of the city, and upon this supposition alone the siege can be understood.
    • 1895: The Managing Committee of the British School at Athens, The Annual of the British School at Athens, p81
      The ἀγορά mentioned by Thucydides. — I have already referred to the view that the saddle between the two Acropoleis was the site of the … and the most probable site for the agora is the level tract which lies between the two Acropoleis, and if this be so, continues some way towards the gate.
    • 1937: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Memoirs of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, p95
      There are three great acropoleis, great natural hills levelled off…
    • 1948: The Pan American Union, Bulletin of the Pan American Union, p321
      Plan showing the northern city, the great plaza, and the northern, central, and southern acropoleis.
    • 1970: John Alexander & Ian Wolfram Cornwall, The Directing of Archaeological Excavations, p176
      Two kinds are likely, perimeter defences (walls, banks and ditches) and acropoleis or citadels.
    • 1977: Francis William Carter, Historical Geography of the Balkans, p87
      …typical low mound, found by a Neolithic specialist, while great Mycenaean hill acropoleis run in a line down the plain, studied by acropolis specialists.
    • 1992: G R H Wright, Ancient Building in Cyprus: Part 1: Text Part 2: Illustrations, p247
      This affords a site with room for a spreading lower town immediately south of the modern housing and dominated by two acropoleis which are separated by a valley. These acropoleis effectively control any approach from the south. If the lateral lines of the acropoleis ridges are extended to the North, a rational area can be enclosed extending over ca 25 hectares.
    • 1998: Antony G. Keen, Dynastic Lycia: A Political History of the Lycians & Their Relations with Foreign Powers, c.545–362 BC, p137
      Some attention should also be given to the many acropoleis that Kheriga is supposed to have sacked (SEG 42 1245.7 = TAM i 44.c.26), though we do not know enough about Kheriga’s military career to speculate where any of these acropoleis might have been (except possibly that Iasos was one of them).10
    • 2004: Catherine Morgan & Gocha R. Tsetskhladze, Attic Fine Pottery Of The Archaic To Hellenistic Periods In Phanagoria, p5
      …down to the sea, the landscape is broken by a series of hills, notably the twin acropoleis separated by a deep valley, and the hills surrounding them…
    • 2004: Walter Horatio Pater, Greek Studies a Series of Essays, p103
      …the tyrants’ age, the age of the acropoleis, the period of great dynasties with claims to “divine right”…
    • 2005: William Hutton, Describing Greece: Landscape and Literature in the Periegesis of Pausanias, p139
      At Megara, a city which has the unusual distinction of possessing two acropoleis (see Figure 1.3), both of the acropoleis serve as foci for Pausanias’ description: the description begins at the fountain house of Theagenes, proceeds to the eastern acropolis (Karia), and then descends from that acropolis toward the north (1.40.1–41.8).
    • 2006: Elizabeth Jeffreys, Byzantine Style, Religion and Civilization: In Honour of Sir Steven Runciman, p53
      The area between the two acropoleis, where four of the reported medieval churches stood, was probably in medieval times an extramural phase of settlement.