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1. A city at the top or on a hill, such as the Acropolis of Athens, Greece, on which the Parthenon and main temples exist.
2. The fortified citadel of a city in ancient Greece usually on a high place.

The Parthenon was the chief temple of the goddess Athena built on the acropolis at Athens between 447 and 432 B.C. and considered a supreme example of Doric architecture.

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acropolis
Literally "high city", a natural hill that formed the center of ancient Greek cities.
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