[pahr-thuh-non, -nuh n]
- 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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Examples from the Web for parthenon
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The Parthenon itself held armor, daggers and other prizes captured in war.
By the end of the fifth century, the Parthenon and two other temples stood on the Acropolis.
So does the Parthenon frieze depict virgin sacrifice, and was it built over the tomb of these maidens of myth?
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The very spirit of harmony is embodied in the proportions of the Parthenon.
Then I heard a mighty voice, that seemed to proceed from within the Parthenon.
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The Parthenon had eight at each end and seventeen on each side.
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- 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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Word Origin and History for parthenon
name of the temple of Athena on the Acropolis in Athens, Greek, literally "temple of the virgin goddess" (Athene), from parthenos "virgin, maiden, girl," of unknown origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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