What is Purpose of Parthenon in Athens, Greece?

Monday, May 20, 2019


Parthenon in Athens

The Parthenon is a classical style, a Doric order style of the Temple that built by the Athenian Empire in 447 BC. The temple for the patron of goddess, Athena.

Athena is the smartest and wisest of all gods in Greece. As god of war and peace. She was an inventor and crafted.

Then, Bakula (2018) added that “She was a protector, adviser, patron, and ally of heroic men.”

Parthenon have 8 pillars in front of the entrance. These pillars to support a pediment; a triangular element in upper part of front any classical style buildings.

In terms of political and military viewpoints, the Parthenon is a symbol of Athenian imperial power. 

As said by Martin (1999) that the Parthenon served as a champion of military power, indicated by the present of the goddess in battle armor inside the building.

The Parthenon is a rectangular form; Columns are smaller; and columns in Doric order of classical style.

Parthenon on the hill

Currently, Parthenon function as a museum, to be one of tourist’s attraction in Greece.

As a great empire once upon time, we could find the remaining of Greek buildings in many places such as Italy, Sicily, and Turkey.

Parthenon was viewed from the sky
Then, Greek classical style was mimicked and copied around the globe for private and public buildings. 

What kind of Greek classical buildings do yo know?

Reference
Bakula, J. (2018). Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and Artistry in Greek Mythology. Retrieved from https://owlcation.com/humanities/The-Greek-Goddess-Athena
Martin, TR. 1999. An Overview of Classical Greek History from Mycenae to Alexander. Retrieved from https://www.google.com/#q=thomas+r+martin+an...
+overview+of+athena+empire.

42 comments:

  1. I loved seeing the Parthenon up close when I was in Athens.
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    1. You are lucky to visit historical site

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    1. glad to know...

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  3. Semoga bisa ke sana hahaha suatu saat nanti Amin :D

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    1. amen....

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  5. Very interesting post, I always like learn some new information about classic culture. Nice day!!

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  6. So much history... I would love to visit Greece!

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  7. I would love to visit this country☺

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  8. It’s purpose is different today than when it was first built, maybe in a way that a church building that later is converted into a brewery is different. But it remains a symbol of what the Greeks taught us and how they helped develop Western civilization. And we still have those columns today on all sort of buildings.

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    1. You are right... western civilization foundation came from Greek...

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  9. This is such an amazing structure that I would love to see someday, particularly at night. The stories of the Greek gods are fantastic.

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    1. yes, indeed….

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  10. wow, it's very artistic & historical building and remind me with legend anime: Saint Seiya ;)

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  11. I would love to see that Parthenon. So much history there.

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  12. It's a beautiful piece of architecture, isn't it? Makes me wonder how many buildings erected today will withstand the tests of time like this one has. Ironically, it will probably be some of the ones that emulate this form of architecture.

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  13. I went to Athens several years ago and It was great.

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  15. I was in Athens once, but I did not visit Parthenon...

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  16. Always breathtaking and surprising! I have never been to Athens...

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  17. Great temple. Have a nice tuesday :).

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  18. beautiful is this building 😀
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  19. Interesting post.
    It's a beautiful building.
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  21. It's really beautiful, I'd love to visit it someday ^^
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