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    The Parthenon

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    The Parthenon is one of the greatest temples ever built in ancient times. It is a masterful piece on engineering done by the Athenians at the peak of their power. It took the Greeks almost 15 years from start to finish to build this temple. The temple outlasted the Greeks by nearly 2000 years and has filled the many roles required by the people who have occupied it. It’s architecture is unmatched by any other building in the world. The origin of the word Parthenon is from the Greek word παρθενών, which means the “unmarried woman’s apartments” in a house. This name and meaning started out to refer to only one particular room in the temple, which is debated to be either the western cella or the room in which the peplos was presented to Athena…

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    The Parthenon has long been considered a paradigm of successful Classical architecture. The construction began roughly around 500 BC and it is generally considered the zenith of the Doric order. During that time, almost every Greek city-state had an acropolis because Greek was an warring state. The Parthenon happened to be laid upon the acropolis of Athens. Its decorative sculptures were considered the pinnacle of Greek classical art. It was dedicated to the goddess of Athena, who was chosen by…

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    The Parthenon Analysis

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    The introduction of the of The Parthenon in Athens and the Pantheon in Rome 500 - 323 B.C. speaks to the Traditional Time of Greek progress. At the time, which was in likewise the season of strength and quality after the triumph over the Persians (peace settlement in 449 B.C.), Athens created majority rules system as a righteousness of the person in an equalitarian culture while at the same time reverencing the divine beings. The significance of the past spoke to a critical column to achieving a…

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    Parthenon Summary

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    Athenian history. The Parthenon has long held one of the most historically perplexing friezes in ancient Greece. Temples were a common form of worship in ancient Greek society and often held many art pieces in honor of the god or goddess that the temple was dedicated to. These artifacts left behind from ancient societies hold key insight into what society was like and what was culturally important in ancient Greece. Joan B. Connelly may hold some significance in uncovering the truth about the…

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    The Parthenon In Athens

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    The Greek Temple, the Parthenon in Athens, was built on a plain surrounded by mountains. The Parthenon figure #7.32 has two rooms and is surrounded by a porch and columns. Like older temples, the Parthenon uses the post-and-lintel system. Marble blocks were stacked and finished, giving it a flawless appearance. The steps that form the base of the structure are higher in the middle of each side and lower at the corners giving the appearance of a sagging center and creating an optical illusion.…

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    buildings that stand today as testaments to the civilizations that built them, even if not perfectly in their original form, are the Greek Parthenon and the Roman Pantheon. Together they are monuments to human’s artistry and ability to create. Both buildings are connected in a number of ways and yet each also has very distinctive features and functions. Despite their similarities and differences, each stands as an example we can use to learn about the cultures from which they came. The…

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    television shows. Many people include on their list the Parthenon in Greece, to get a feel for how life was for a culture so influential on so many in our modern day and age. Or perhaps some people prefer the mystique surrounding Stonehenge in England, a relic of times past and shrouded in mystery. Considered excellent photography opportunities now, these locations were at once both extremely valuable to their cultures for religious purposes and more, and the architecture reflects much about the…

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    Pantheon Vs Parthenon

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    comparison of two equally famous ancient ruins, the Parthenon in Greece, and the Pantheon in Rome. Each structure was built for a specific purpose, which I will discuss. I will also address similarities between the two structures, if any. Finally, I will address some of the obvious differences, aside from the obvious influence of the Parthenon, which was built ahead of the Pantheon. The Parthenon was built long before the Pantheon. It was built in Greece in honor of the lovely goddess…

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    Parthenon Vs Pantheon

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    The Parthenon and Pantheon are great ancient temples built in different times, they come from different cultures and time yet they share many similar architectural style. The Roman and the Greek culture have influenced the architecture around the world till date. The Parthenon may be one of the greatest architectural achievements by the Athenians in Athens. Athens was one of many Greeks city-state, In the 5th Century Athens was the most powerful city-state. This precinct becomes a sacred one…

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    The Greek Parthenon sits on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. It was built as a temple to honor the goddess Athena. A shrine was also originally included in the construction of the temple. The planning of the temple was done by two men, Pheidias and Iktinos, who led a committee responsible for the design of the structure (Burford 25). Its construction began sometime around 447 B.C. and took about 15 years (Burford 23). The temple’s construction employed many citizens of different types of…

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