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The Acropolis At Athens Greatness As Grace And Beauty

Ancient monuments were destroyed to deliver material for a new wall with which the Ottomans surrounded the city in 1778. The history of this architectural monument has been quite tumultuous. The temple was converted into a Christian church, then in the 17th century it was completely dismantled by the Ottoman Turks who required its material to create fortifications. A single-third of the population was killed by the epidemic, like Pericles. After its victory, Athens became even extra effective and imposed its dominion over the other Greek cities (“polis” in Greek). This displeased the rest of the cities and lastly led...