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16h 47min, dec 9, 410 y BC - Parthenon

Description:

• Marble temple to the goddess Athena
• High classical Moment- inspired many later other achievements
• Doric temple with ionic features and fluting
• Doric- columns, fluting- vertical ridges
• Ionic- have swirls at the top
• Interior frieze (flat sculpture) that wraps around the building
• West Pediment shows Athena battling Poseidon, they were fighting over who would be the patron of the city
• Athena offers olive tree and Poseidon water and Athena wins
• Olive tree=prosperity
• Was a treasury, valueable items were stored here
• Also functions as a symbol of the city's wealth and power
• Offerign to goddess Athena

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Kailee Keiser

Date:

16h 47min, dec 9, 410 y BC
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~ 2431 years ago

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