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[pahr-thuh-non, -nuh n] /ˈpɑr θəˌnɒn, -nən/
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. Unabridged
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/ˈpɑːθəˌnɒn; -nən/
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.

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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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