Definition of Parthenon

1. Noun. The main temple of the goddess Athena; built on the acropolis in Athens more than 400 years B.C.; example of Doric architecture.

Generic synonyms: Temple
Group relationships: Athens, Athinai, Capital Of Greece, Greek Capital

Definition of Parthenon

1. n. A celebrated marble temple of Athene, on the Acropolis at Athens. It was of the pure Doric order, and has had an important influence on art.

Definition of Parthenon

1. Proper noun. An ancient temple to Athena and monument in the city of Athens. It is a symbol of Greek achievement in the arts and of Athenian democracy. ¹

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Literary usage of Parthenon

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1. Apollo: An Illustrated Manual of the History of Art Throughout the Ages by Salomon Reinach (1907)
"The Building of the Parthenon and of the Erechtheum.— The Structure of Greek Temples.— The Three Orders.— The Technical Perfection of the Parthenon. ..."

2. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1888)
"The substructions of the Parthenon belong to the period of the south wall of ... Between the Parthenon and the Erechtheum is an area twenty-two metres broad ..."

3. The Acropolis of Athens by Martin Luther D'Ooge (1909)
"South Colonnade of Parthenon, showing inclination of axes of the columns 117 ... North Side of Parthenon, showing curvatures of horizontal lines 119 From ..."

4. Athens and Its Monuments by Charles Heald Weller (1913)
"South steps of the Parthenon, showing horizontal curvature. ... Figures from the south side of the east pediment of the Parthenon. (Photograph.) 286 183. ..."

5. A Handbook of Greek Sculpture by Ernest Arthur Gardner (1897)
"It probably would not have occurred to any Greek to quote the sculptures of the Parthenon among the finest examples of the art of his country, still less to ..."

6. Masterpieces of Greek Sculpture: A Series of Essays on the History of Art by Adolf Furtwängler (1895)
"In earlier times the same tendency which we now recognize in the building of the Parthenon is to be found expressed in the removal of the Prytaneion from ..."

7. Proportion and Harmony of Line and Color in Painting, Sculpture, and by George Lansing Raymond (1899)
"Unusual Size of the Tympanum of the Parthenon—Reasons for this—Proportions of the Rectangles of the Front of the Parthenon—Same Principles Revealed in the ..."

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