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ACME - Ancient Greek Words

Updated: Oct 15, 2021

ACME - Ancient Greek Words

The Temple of Poseidon at Sounio during sunset.

By Alexios Demos on Novmeber 14, 2019
Cape Sounion Temple of Poseidon at Sunset Acme Word
Temple of Poseidon During Sunset | Sounio | Lavreotiki, East Attica | © Copyright 2021 Alexios Demos

Indicative Information | Tickets Full: €10, Reduced: €5 | Visiting Times Summer: 09:30 -20:00 | Cape Sounio, Sounio (Lavreotiki Municipality) Postcode: 19500 | More info call +302292039363 / 2292039363

Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sounion


So I have the feeling that a lot of you when hearing the word “ACME” instantly go back to your childhood memories and the Looney Toons! However, creating this page I would also like to take the opportunity to revisit words in the English language deriving from Ancient Greece. In ancient Greece the word was used to describe the highest point or even perfection (as in of an expression i.e an architectural expression; a temple). In fact in Greek mythology, there is even a nymph with the name. There is no doubt that the Temple of Poseidon grasps the meaning of acme in all of its magnificence!


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