Definition of Heroon
1. Noun. (alternative spelling of herõon) ¹
2. Noun. (obsolete) A temple dedicated to a hero, often over his supposed tomb. ¹
3. Noun. A sepulchral monument in the form of a small temple. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Heroon
1. a temple dedicated to a hero [n -S]
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Literary usage of Heroon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Ruins and Excavations of Ancient Rome: A Companion Book for Students and by Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1897)
"Cosma e Damiano, which comprises a round vestibule, once the heroon Romuli, ... Cosma e Damiano and the heroon Romuli are one and the same thing; secondly, ..."
2. A History of the Ancient Working People by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1889)
"... heroon at his Tomb—An Altar of Pagan Worship at which this Labor Hero becomes the God, reversing the Order of the Ancient Rights—Ruins of his Temple ..."
3. Sculptured Tombs of Hellas by Percy Gardner (1896)
"But the greatest of the Sidonian sarcophagi returns, as we shall see, in the age of Alexander the Great, to a more realistic level. The heroon of ..."
4. A History of Ancient Sculpture by Lucy Myers Wright Mitchell (1883)
"Lykia. — Sculptures from Xanthos. — Tomb. — Peculiarities of Style. — Statuary.— The Nereids. — Their Significance.— Sculptures of heroon at ..."
5. The Great Persian War and Its Preliminaries: A Study of the Evidence by George Beardoe Grundy (1901)
"His argument is as follows : — 1(1) If the heroon lay hard by the road, ... (3) Plutarch places the heroon near the ancient temple of Demeter. ..."
6. Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens by Archaeological Institute of America (1892)
"J . X 11- heroon OF g ^aj. ... went on the way leading to Thebes, having on their right the heroon of ... Plutarch places the heroon at the foot of ..."
7. Corinth: The Centenary, 1896-1996 by Charles K. Williams, Nancy Bookidis (2002)
"To judge by the long survival of the heroon, this method of construction, though unusual, ... Stele-Shrine Approximately contemporary with the heroon of the ..."