The Parthenon

The Parthenon was a temple to the patron goddess of Athens, Athena. Located atop Athens’s Acropolis, the Parthenon was an architectural masterpiece. It was constructed between 447 and 432 BCE by the Greek sculptor Phidias and the Greek architects Ictenus and Callicrates. It the largest temple in Greece. However, subtle elements used in the construction […]

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The time of Pericles

The time of Pericles is said to be the Golden Age of the Acropolis. It is during this time that numerous architectural structures were created and it is at this time that the Acropolis we know now was built. Acropolis means “high city” and as such all the activity in Athens was centered on the […]

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The Parthenon

Work began on the Parthenon, built on the Acropolis, in 447 BC to replace an existing temple which was destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC and cost 469 silver talents to build. The work began under the orders of Pericles to show the wealth and exuberance of Athenian power. The name of the building […]

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The Parthenon and the Pantheon

The Parthenon and the Pantheon are two of the most significant and magnificent artifacts of ancient western civilization. The Parthenon and the Pantheon both have aspects of ancient Greek architecture, but the Parthenon takes it further with its then-revolutionary design, and its symbolism. The Parthenon’s construction began in 447 BC, and more that a decade […]

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Parthenon – College Essay

Take a second to think about all the buildings you encounter on a daily basis. Whether it is a school, office or a historical monument, most likely, the last thing on your mind is the purpose or history of the building. The average person may not pay very close attention to the reasoning of a […]

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