"Polis plural poleis literally means city in Greek"Now my thoughts go beyond Indiana, Minnesota, and Maryland to Superman's adopted hometown of Metropolis and even the ancient Greek city of Acropolis. Do you know any more polises (poli?)?
Thursday, October 11, 2012
T-129 : A Polis
I heard something on the radio about Indianapolis and it got me thinking about Minneapolis and Annapolis and wondering why they're apolises (apoli?) in the first place. When I mentioned it around the dinner table Emily said that they'd just studied "polis" in Social Studies earlier that day! Apparently, according to the ol' Wikipedia: