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-uhn, -on, er-ik-thahy-uhn]. /ɪˈrɛk θaɪ ən, -ˌɒn, ˌɛr ɪkˈθaɪ ən/.
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How to use Erechtheum in a sentence
Sometimes the frieze is omitted, as in the entablature of the portico of the caryatides of the Erechtheum.
Again the comparison of the Erechtheum comes to my mind, but I must not use it too often.
Here he established the worship of Athena, instituted the Panathenaea, and built an Erechtheum.
Since 1900 the project of rebuilding the Erechtheum as far as possible with the original blocks has again been undertaken.
The peculiar plan of the Erechtheum has given rise to much speculation.
British Dictionary definitions for Erechtheum
a temple on the Acropolis at Athens, which has a porch of caryatids
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