parthenon meaning

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Noun: Parthenon  'paa(r)thu`nón
  1. The main temple of the goddess Athena; built on the acropolis in Athens more than 400 years B.C.; example of Doric architecture

Type of: temple

Part of: Athens, Athinai, capital of Greece, Greek capital

Encyclopedia: Parthenon


[Architecture]
1.

Originally, the room behind the cella in the great temple of Athena Parthenos on the Athenian Acropolis.

2.

More commonly, the name of the entire temple.

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  1. it is just and good that most of the people who dream of seeing the parthenon should have a chances to do so.
  2. the parthenon is a magnificent structure
  3. the parthenon is a magnificent structure
  4. year-end special annual event at parthenon tama-ninth symphony concert by tama citizens
  5. in fact, they provided the raw material for the parthenon and the venus de milo

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