Definition of Greek capital

1. Noun. The capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess). "In the 5th century BC ancient Athens was the world's most powerful and civilized city"

Exact synonyms: Athens, Athinai, Capital Of Greece
Terms within: Parthenon, Areopagus, Dipylon, Dipylon Gate
Generic synonyms: National Capital
Group relationships: Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic
Member holonyms: Athenian, Plato
Derivative terms: Athenian



Lexicographical Neighbors of Greek Capital

Greco-Roman deity
Grecogenous
Grecophone
Grecophones
Greece
Greek Catholic
Greek Christian Scriptures
Greek Church
Greek Orthodox
Greek Orthodox Church
Greek Sign Language
Greek alphabet
Greek architecture
Greek calends
Greek capital
Greek chorus
Greek clover
Greek cross
Greek deity
Greek drachma
Greek fire
Greek fret
Greek fries
Greek house
Greek houses
Greek key
Greek letter
Greek letters
Greek mode

Literary usage of Greek capital

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The earliest greek capital is that shown in the Temple-fresco at Cnossus in Crete ( 1600 Bc) ; it was of the first type—convex, am] was probably moulded in ..."

2. Architecture for General Readers; a Short Treatise on the Principles and by H Heathcote Statham (1896)
"But if we take the greek capital of the Temple of the Winds (Fig. 68), which is also a circular capital with comparatively flat leaves, only of a different ..."

3. Discourses on Architecture by Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1875)
"The echinus of the greek capital, that moulding on whose refinement of conception and execution we have already dwelt, whose outline can be defined by no ..."

4. Architecture for General Readers: A Short Treatise on the Principles and by Henry Heathcote Statham (1909)
"But if we take the greek capital of the Temple of the Winds (Fig. 68), which is also a circular capital with comparatively flat leaves, only of a different ..."

5. Library of Universal History: Containing a Record of the Human Race from the by Israel Smith Clare, Moses Coit Tyler (1897)
"The Syrian goat is remarkable for its be the original seat of paradise. Antioch, the greek capital of Syria, was celebrated for its beauty and magnificence. ..."

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