Definition of Persepolis

1. Noun. An ancient city that was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire; now in ruins.

Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Iran, Islamic Republic Of Iran, Persia

Definition of Persepolis

1. Proper noun. an ancient city of Persia. ¹

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Literary usage of Persepolis

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1. History of Art in Persia by Georges Perrot, Charles Chipiez (1892)
"Cornice of door-frames, Persepolis 65 16. Staircase leading to the Palace of Darius, Persepolis 67 17. Material on the Takht-i-Madere-i-Suleiman 69 18. ..."

2. The Five Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World: Or, The History by George Rawlinson (1881)
"Head of Persian king, Persepolis (after Flandin) 204 46. ... Royal sword, Persepolis (ditto) 208 51. Persian king in his chariot, from a daric (after ..."

3. The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt by Sir Walter Raleigh, Thomas Birch, William Oldys (1829)
"How Alexander came to Persepolis, and burnt it. FROM Susa Alexander leadeth his army toward Persepolis, and when he sought to pass those mountains which ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"... 67 О '16 Persepolis, Persia Persepolis. the city that was. A. Heinecke. il Travel 30:28-32 F '18 Pershing, John Joseph Letter from General Pershing. ..."

5. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1862)
"Many perished in their flight among the rocks and precipices; the satrap himself being one of a few that escaped.1 Though the citadel of Persepolis is ..."

6. A History of Ancient Sculpture by Lucy Myers Wright Mitchell (1883)
"Rock Tombs of Persepolis. — Tomb of Darius. — No Growth after Artaxerxes Ochus. — Feebleness of Art from Time of Sassanid Rule. THE ancient political life ..."

7. Universal Geography: Or, a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1826)
"U *"** which Persepolis was founded. The best are perhaps those suggested by ... Other princes followed the example, and Persepolis became the most splendid ..."

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