This is a flashcard set describing the decorations on the Parthenon (including info on the sides, act.)
Comes from the Greek word, "Parthenos", meaning "The Virgin"
Meaning of "Parthenon"
Temple to 'blank' goddess
Approx. time of the Acropolis and the Parthenon
5th century BC
Famous sculptor in charge of the decorations
8 columns wide, 17 columns long
Location of entrance
Material the Parthenon is made of
'blank' were carved into the pediments, metopes and friezes
dedicated to the battle between Athena and Poseidon
the fight between the Athenians and the Amazons, Amazonomachy
Cannon was fired into the 'blank' side by the 'blanks' in 'blank' year
1. West side
Today, there is 'blank' on the West Pediment
Nothing. It was taken down because of acid rain
The triangular upper part of the building
A square space between the triglyphs on the Doric frieze
A broad horizontal band of sculpted decoration
Battle between Trojans and Greeks
Birth of Athena from Zeus' Head
The battle the Olympians fought against the giants, gigantomachy
The battle between the humans and centaurs, centauromachy
The Parthenon's Theme
Civilized over Savagery, Triumph over chaos
40 ft. Statue of Athena Parthenos
Interior decorations, no longer there
water, reflected the gold
Surrounding the statue
Replica in 'blank'
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