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.