Parthenon

[pahr-thuh-non, -nuh n]
noun
  1. 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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Parthenon

noun
  1. 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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Parthenon

n.

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 (see also 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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