Definitions for: Parthenon


[n] the main temple of the goddess Athena; built on the acropolis in Athens more than 400 years B.C.; example of Doric architecture



Webster (1913) Definition: Par"the*non, n. [L., fr. Gr. Parqenw`n, fr.parqe`nos
a virgin, i. e., Athene, the Greek goddess called also
Pallas.]
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.

See Also: temple

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