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  • The Acropolis.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • A vast promenade, mausoleum, acropolis, planetarium, library, opera house—everything marble and granite, everything profoundly clean.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • "The Acropolis," Jason said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • When we retake the ancient places, I will cover the Acropolis in snow.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero

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  • You must learn Greek if you want to experience Homer, just as you must go to the Acropolis and look at it if you want to experience the Parthenon.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Harrison, at one point, was standing next to a man named George Despinis, the head of the Acropolis Museum in Athens.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • As the camera zoomed in on the Acropolis Sophie realized that the city must be Athens.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • They alone will visit Athens and Delphi, and either shrine of intellectual song—that upon the Acropolis, encircled by blue seas; that under Parnassus, where the eagles build and the bronze charioteer drives undismayed towards infinity.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • Yet in my mind I roamed the Acropolis at Athens, watching the moon rise through the open roof of the Parthenon, measuring my height by the grandeur of those columns, walking the streets of those Greeks who died at Marathon, listening to the sound of wind in the ancient olives.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • I do not allude to the impulse it received as she gazed at the Pyramids in the course of an excursion from Cairo, or as she stood among the broken columns of the Acropolis and fixed her eyes upon the point designated to her as the Strait of Salamis; deep and memorable as these emotions had remained.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2

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  • They rested, visited the Acropolis, made the usual inquiries about Cacciato.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • The rebuilding of the Acropolis and the construction of the Parthenon were the two best known of Pericles’ many ambitious building projects.
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • I do not allude to the impulse it received as she gazed at the Pyramids in the course of an excursion from Cairo, or as she stood among the broken columns of the Acropolis and fixed her eyes upon the point designated to her as the Strait of Salamis; deep and memorable as these emotions had remained.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • This man, a friend of Jean de Satigny, had transformed his humble raw materials—flour, eggs, and sugar—into a replica of the Acropolis crowned with a cloud of meringue on which rested two mythological lovers, Venus and Adonis, fashioned out of almond paste colored to imitate the rosy tones of their flesh, their blond hair, and the cobalt blue of their eyes; with them was a pudgy Cupid, also edible, which was sliced in half with a silver knife by the proud groom and the dejected bridle.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • It was the acropolis of the barefooted.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • …pulled down, its arches dislocated, its columns stretching over the earth; in these ruins you could still detect the solid proportions of a sort of Tuscan architecture; farther off, the remains of a gigantic aqueduct; here, the caked heights of an acropolis along with the fluid forms of a Parthenon; there, the remnants of a wharf, as if some bygone port had long ago harbored merchant vessels and triple–tiered war galleys on the shores of some lost ocean; still farther off, long rows of…
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Once it had looked out on the acropolis that rose behind the city.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • They occupy a massive acropolis with fifteen giant columns atop the only high ground, overlooking the pond.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • New York makes its own hills with craning buildings, but this gold and white acropolis rising wave on wave against the blue of .
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • We are standing at the Acropolis.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The Acropolis was rebuilt—rouder and more magnificent than ever—and now purely as a sacred shrine.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • He could thus have witnessed the rebirth of the Acropolis and watched the construction of all the proud buildings we see around us.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Could he be the same man who was now standing at the Acropolis in Athens?
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The camera focused on an old theater which lay just below the plateau of the Acropolis.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • High up beneath the sky—at the top of Sophie’s screen—towered the monumental Athene temple on the Acropolis.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • I wanted you to see the Acropolis and the remains of the old agora in Athens.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Above the skyline Sophie could still see the Acropolis, but now both that and all the buildings down on the square were brand-new.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • If they had recreated all of the old square in Athens as well as the Acropolis just for the sake of a film—the sets would have cost a fortune.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Neither is he "an image of goldr silver or stone"—there were plenty of those both on the Acropolis and down in the marketplace!
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • It was the voice from the Acropolis video that she had recognized.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The Acropolis seemed devoid of mortals, perhaps because of the financial problems in Greece.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • As Piper watched, a new giant lumbered up the steps at the far end of the Acropolis.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • If you are lucky you might be told a little about the Acropolis as well.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • "From Athens…" Pictures of the Acropolis soon appeared on the screen.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The Acropolis was crowded with tourists milling about in their respective groups.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • On it was written HILDE … Alberto continued his wandering on the Acropolis.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • "Come in," said Hilde, in the middle of the passage where the philosophy teacher was talking directly to Sophie from the Acropolis.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Right now he’s standing on top of the Acropolis.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • When the blood of the last heroes is spilled here, the Acropolis shall be razed.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The Acropolis.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • So did Sophie’s philosophy teacher; he walked down the steps from the Acropolis and stood on the Areopagos rock before appearing a little later in the old square of Athens.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • According to Annabeth, the hill they stood on had once been Sparta’s acropolis—its highest point and main fortress—but it was nothing like the massive Athenian acropolis Piper had seen in her dreams.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • According to Annabeth, the hill they stood on had once been Sparta’s acropolis—its highest point and main fortress—but it was nothing like the massive Athenian acropolis Piper had seen in her dreams.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • As the early Athens began to develop on the plain below the plateau, the Acropolis was used as a fortress and sacred shrine… During the first half of the fifth century B.C., a bitter war was waged against the Persians, and in 480 the Persian king Xerxes plundered Athens and burned all the old wooden buildings of the Acropolis.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • As the early Athens began to develop on the plain below the plateau, the Acropolis was used as a fortress and sacred shrine… During the first half of the fifth century B.C., a bitter war was waged against the Persians, and in 480 the Persian king Xerxes plundered Athens and burned all the old wooden buildings of the Acropolis.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • This is a model of the Parthenon temple on the Acropolis.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Somewhere nearby—past those rows of cruise ships, past those hills crowded with buildings—they would find the Acropolis.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • You built her first shrine on the Acropolis.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • If you try to approach the Acropolis aboveground, you will be destroyed.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The Acropolis is ringed with great siege weapons—onagers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
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