the temple of Athena on the Acropolis in Athens; begun in 449 BCE, it was dedicated in 438 but did not finish construction until 432 BCE; a large cult statue by the famous sculptor Phidias was kept in the Parthenon and beautiful friezes decorated the temple.
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[PARTH-en-on] A huge temple built on top of the Acropolis in Athens.
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- the main temple of the goddess Athena
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Temple of Athena Parthenos (`the Virgin`) on the Acropolis at Athens; built 447-438 BC by Callicrates and Ictinus under the supervision of the sculptor Phidias
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[ Latin , from Greek Parqenw`n
, from parqe`nos
a virgin, i. e., Athene, the Greek goddess called also Pallas.] A celebrated marble temple of Athene, on the Acropolis at Athens. It was of the pure Doric order, and has had an important influence on art.
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the main temple of the goddess Athena; built on the acropolis in Athens more than 400 years B.C.; example of Doric architecture
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• (n.) A celebrated marble temple of Athene, on the Acropolis at Athens. It was of the pure Doric order, and has had an important influence on art.
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chief temple of the Greek goddess Athena on the hill of the Acropolis at Athens, Greece. It was built in the mid-5th century and is generally ... [19 related articles]
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Parthenon The chief temple of the goddess Athena built on the acropolis at Athens between 447 and 432 B.C. and considered a supreme example of Doric architecture.
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The Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. It was built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. ==Early history== Nashville`s moniker, the Athens of the South, influenced the choice of the building as the centerpiece of the 1897 fair. A number of buildings a
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The Parthenon itself replaced an older temple of Athena, which historians call the Pre-Parthenon or Older Parthenon, that was destroyed in the Persian invasion of 480 BC. The temple is archaeoastronomically aligned to the Pleiades. Like most Greek temples, the Parthenon was used as a treasury. For a time, it served as the treasury of the Delian Le
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Parthenon (pär'thunon) [Gr.,=the virgin's place], temple sacred to Athena, on the acropolis at Athens. Built under Pericles between 447 B.C. and 432 B.C., it is the culminating masterpiece of Greek architecture. Ictinus and Callicrates were the architects and Phidias supervised the sculptur...
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Temple of Athena Parthenos (`the Virgin`) on the Acropolis at Athens; built 447–438 BC by Callicrates and Ictinus under the supervision of the sculptor Phidias, and the most perfect example of Doric architecture. In turn a Christian church and a Turkish mosque, it was then used as ...
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A huge temple on top of the Acropolis hill in Athens.
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One of the most iconic buildings of the classical world, erected in Athens around 440 B.C.E. The Parthenon temple was built in honor of the Greek goddess Athena; it was ringed with 46 columns, and crowned by two pediments containing a wealth of sculptural detail. Its stonework was originally brightly colored, but its paint has long since worn away.
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