[ih-rek-thee-uh m, er-ik-thee-uh m]
- a temple at Athens on the Acropolis, begun c420 b.c., having two Ionic porches and a porch of caryatids: regarded as one of the finest examples of classical architecture.
Also E·rech·thei·on [ih-rek-thahy-uh n, -on, er-ik-thahy-uh n] /ɪˈrɛk θaɪ ən, -ˌɒn, ˌɛr ɪkˈθaɪ ən/.
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Examples from the Web for erechtheion
He thought of the maidens upholding the porch of the Erechtheion.In the Wilderness
The Erechtheion and Propylæa were probably built a few years later, but their exact dates are also in doubt.
Although this fragment was found at some distance from the Erechtheion it is without much doubt a portion of that building.
The Ionic order of the Erechtheion is the one which is best known and has been most frequently copied and adapted in modern work.
It seems after all that when Pausanias says , he means the eastern cella of the Erechtheion.
Erechtheion (ɪˈrɛkθɪən, ˌɛrəkˈθiːən)
- a temple on the Acropolis at Athens, which has a porch of caryatids
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