acropolis (Uh-krop´uh-lis; Gk., “high city”)

The nucleus of many ancient cities. It was a walled stronghold built on a hill that overlooked the town on its slopes. Often temples and shrines would be within the walls of the acropolis, as was the case with ancient Athens.

 NEH Logo
Bible Odyssey has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.