A celebrated marble temple of Athena, on the Acropolis at Athens. It was of the pure Doric order, and has had an important influence on art.
temple of Athena Parthenos, the patron goddess of Athens, located on the Athenian Acropolis
the main temple of the goddess Athena; built on the acropolis in Athens more than 400 years B.C.; example of Doric architecture
The Parthenon is a temple, sacred to Athena. It was destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC, and afterwards rebuilt by Perikles and decorated with elaborate sculpture by Pheidias.
(noun) The chief temple of the goddess Athena built on the acropolis at Athens between 447 and 432 B.C. and considered a supreme example of Doric architecture.
The Parthenon (ancient Greek: Î Î±ÏÎ¸ÎµÎ½ÏŽÎ½) is a temple of Athena, built in the 5th century BC on the acropolis of Athens. It is the most famous surviving building of ancient Greece, and has been praised as the finest achievement of Greek architecture. Its decorative sculptures are considered one of the high points of Greek art.
The Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee, is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. It was built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition.