Definition of Parthenon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpärTHəˌnän/
The temple of Athena Parthenos, built on the Acropolis in 447–432 bc by Pericles to honor Athens' patron goddess and to commemorate the recent Greek victory over the Persians. It was designed by Ictinus and Callicrates with sculptures by Phidias.


From Greek parthenos 'virgin'.

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Syllabification: Par·the·non

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