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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How to use Parthenon in a sentence
“We are not sure what to do, and we are worried for the winter,” said Melina Zisi, the manager of the Hotel Attalos in a crowded part of central Athens, whose rooftop deck sits below the Parthenon.Greek air-conditioning limits test country’s resolve to support Ukraine | Michael Birnbaum, Elinda Labropoulou | August 5, 2022 | Washington Post
Beyond the Parthenon, however, the park has much more to offer visitors.
Greece claims they were looted from the Parthenon by a nefarious British Indiana Jones character in the early 1800s.
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?
How did you get permission to shoot at the Parthenon for My Life in Ruins?My Big Fat Greek Book Tour: Nia Vardalos Promotes ‘Instant Mom’ | Lloyd Grove | May 31, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Who has not copied the Parthenon as the severest in its proportions for public buildings for civic purposes?Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
The Parthenon was built of Pentelic marble, and the temple proper was surrounded by a portico supported on rows of columns.Greek Sculpture | Estelle M. Hurll
Fine as is the effect of repose in the Parthenon frieze, the composition is likewise full of spirit and life.Greek Sculpture | Estelle M. Hurll
As a whole composition it was immutable, as permanent, as decorative and as appropriate as the frieze of the Parthenon.Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
We come now to speak of the Elgin marbles from the frieze of the Parthenon.A History of Art for Beginners and Students | Clara Erskine Clement
British Dictionary definitions for Parthenon
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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Cultural definitions for Parthenon
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