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Acropolis

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Parthenon

 

Definition: Highest hill in any Greek city-state. Where many important buildings were, including government buildings and temples. In Athens, it was the home of the Parthenon.

Related Resources:
Ancient Greece
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Acropolis of Athens
Find out all about the most famous acropolis of them all.

The Parthenon
See the ruins of the once great cultural center.

Theatre of Dionysus
See this ancient theatre built to honor the god of joyous life and how it became a showcase for Greek drama.

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