Definition of Parthenon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːθɪnən/
The temple of Athene Parthenos, built on the Acropolis in 447–432 bc by Pericles to honour 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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