The chief temple of the goddess Athena built on the acropolis at Athens between 447 and 432 bc and considered a supreme example of Doric architecture.
The Doric temple of Athena built (5th cent. b.c.) on the Acropolis in Athens: sculpture is attributed to Phidias.
Origin of parthenon
Latin Parthenōnfrom Greek fromparthenosvirgin
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Parthenon Sentence Examples
The name was subsequently applied to the cella, or eastern chamber, of the Parthenon, which is exactly ioo ft.
(1) Athena Parthenos, in the Parthenon.
The stateliest is the national monument to commemorate the victory of Waterloo, originally intended to be a reproduction of the Parthenon.
Figure ' D ' from the east pediment of the Parthenon.
Pericles likewise is responsible for the epoch-making splendour of Attic art in his time, for had he not so fully appreciated and given such free scope to the genius of Pheidias, Athens would hardly have witnessed the raising of the Parthenon and other glorious structures, and Attic art could not have boasted a legion of first-rate sculptors of whom Alcamenes, Agoracritus and Paeonius are only the chief names.