Parthenon

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English[edit]

The Parthenon, viewed from the west

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Παρθενών (Parthenṓn), from παρθενών (parthenṓn, women's chamber), from παρθένος (parthénos, virgin; young woman)

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Parthenon

  1. An ancient temple to Athena and monument in the city of Athens. It is a symbol of Greek achievement in the arts and of Athenian democracy.

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Not to be confused with the Roman Pantheon.

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