Parthenon

[ pahr-thuh-non, -nuh n ]
/ ˈpɑr θəˌnɒn, -nən /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for parthenon

Parthenon
/ (ˈpɑːθəˌnɒn, -nən) /

noun

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

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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