ACROPOLIS (a-krŏp'ō-lĭs, Gr. akropolis, from akros, highest, and polis, city). The upper or higher city, citadel, or castle of a Greek municipality; especially the citadel of Athens, where the treasury was. Athens’s crowning glory is the Parthenon, the finest exemplar of Greek architecture. During Paul’s stay in Athens (
Many NT towns—e.g., Corinth, Philippi, Samaria—had an Acropolis, which served as the town’s civic and religious centers, while the Agora constituted the central shopping plaza.