Parthenon

Parthenon

[pahr-thuh-non, -nuhn]
noun
the temple of Athena Parthenos on the Acropolis at Athens, completed c438 b.c. by Ictinus and Callicrates and decorated by Phidias: regarded as the finest Doric temple.
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Parthenon (ˈpɑːθəˌnɒn, -nən)
 
n
the temple on the Acropolis in Athens built in the 5th century bc and regarded as the finest example of the Greek Doric order

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Parthenon
name of the temple of Athena on the Acropolis in Athens, from Gk., lit. "temple of the virgin goddess" (Athene), from parthenos "virgin," of unknown origin.
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Parthenon [(pahr-thuh-non)]

The central building on the Acropolis in Athens, now partly in ruins. Built in ancient times as a temple, it served as a model for much of Greek and Roman architecture.

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