The upper component or even the citadel of a Grecian town particularly the citadel of Athens
- the citadel in ancient greek language cities
- top of the part, or even the citadel, of a Grecian city; particularly, the citadel of Athens.
1660s, from Latinized type of Greek akropolis "citadel" (especially that Athens), from akros "highest, top" (see acrid) + polis with its older feeling of "citadel; enclosed room, frequently on large floor" (see polis).
(letter.) Top of the component, and/or citadel, of a Grecian city; particularly, the citadel of Athens.
He reigned alone only fifteen years, Cyrus the Persian, after an indecisive battle on the Halys, marching upon Sardis, and capturing both acropolis and monarch (546 B.C.).