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Once, the massive statue had graced the Parthenon in Greece.
Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
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It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered to be the culmination of the development of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered one of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of ancient Greece and of Athenian democracy, and is one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments.  (retrieved 9/26/08)
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  • Once, the massive statue had graced the Parthenon in Greece.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • In her dream, Piper flew above the Parthenon—the ancient temple of Athena, the left side of its hollow shell encased in metal scaffolding.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The Parthenon, used as a munitions storehouse.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • A green spot stood in the center of a picture of the Parthenon, suspended over the fireplace.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead

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  • The forge looked like a steam-powered locomotive had smashed into the Greek Parthenon and they had fused together.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • "The Parthenon," I remembered.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Langdon unveiled PHI in the architectural dimensions of the Greek Parthenon, the pyramids of Egypt, and even the United Nations Building in New York.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • You ever see the Parthenon, Percy?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • He was like a poet in the Parthenon.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • You must learn Greek if you want to experience Homer, just as you must go to the Acropolis and look at it if you want to experience the Parthenon.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey

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  • This was neither a Parthenon, nor a temple of the Olympian Jupiter.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • In this manner, the heaping up of the Parthenon, obliterated, a century ago, a portion of the vaults of Saint-Genevieve hill.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Directly in front of the car, the Lincoln Memorial rose with rigid austerity, its orthogonal lines reminiscent of Athens’s ancient Parthenon.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Behind me you can see the biggest temple, the Parthenon, which means ’the Virgin’s Place.’
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • But not the Parthenon, not the frieze of Phidias at any price; and here comes the victoria.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • In reality, the only thing that interested him on the drive was the pink marble Parthenon half hidden among leafy banana and mango trees, a luckless replica of the idyllic mansions on Louisiana cotton plantations.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • He went up to seize her hand, and found she was clammy as a marine deity, and that her clothes clung to her like the robes upon the figures in the Parthenon frieze.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • A woman’s arm touched the soul of a great sculptor two thousand years ago, so that he wrought an image of it for the Parthenon which moves us still as it clasps lovingly the timeworn marble of a headless trunk.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • A white mausoleum, someone’s scaled-down version of the Parthenon.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Yet in my mind I roamed the Acropolis at Athens, watching the moon rise through the open roof of the Parthenon, measuring my height by the grandeur of those columns, walking the streets of those Greeks who died at Marathon, listening to the sound of wind in the ancient olives.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • …stretching over the earth; in these ruins you could still detect the solid proportions of a sort of Tuscan architecture; farther off, the remains of a gigantic aqueduct; here, the caked heights of an acropolis along with the fluid forms of a Parthenon; there, the remnants of a wharf, as if some bygone port had long ago harbored merchant vessels and triple–tiered war galleys on the shores of some lost ocean; still farther off, long rows of collapsing walls, deserted thoroughfares, a…
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • …Pulbrook, Robertson and Co, 2 Mincing Lane, London, E. C., 5 Dame street, Dublin), Jerusalem, the holy city (with mosque of Omar and gate of Damascus, goal of aspiration), the straits of Gibraltar (the unique birthplace of Marion Tweedy), the Parthenon (containing statues of nude Grecian divinities), the Wall street money market (which controlled international finance), the Plaza de Toros at La Linea, Spain (where O’Hara of the Camerons had slain the bull), Niagara (over which no human…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • She wanted to see it all-the famous châteaux of the Loire Valley, the Parthenon, the Scottish highlands, the Basilica-all the places she’d read about.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • She sat on her bunk, using one of Daedalus’s 3-D-rendering programs to study a model of the Parthenon in Athens.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • The rebuilding of the Acropolis and the construction of the Parthenon were the two best known of Pericles’ many ambitious building projects.
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • They will drive me in October to take refuge in one of the universities, where I shall become a don; and go with schoolmasters to Greece; and lecture on the ruins of the Parthenon.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Since he had been at Lynn’s he had often gone there and sat in front of the groups from the Parthenon; and, not deliberately thinking, had allowed their divine masses to rest his troubled soul.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • We might have been exploring or writing; mooning about the venerable places of the earth; sitting contemplative on the steps of the Parthenon, or going at ten to an office and coming home comfortably at half-past four to write a little poetry.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • As always when he passed the Parthenon Shoe Shine Parlor, a one-story hut which beside the granite and red-brick ponderousness of the old California Building resembled a bath-house under a cliff, he commented, "Gosh, ought to get my shoes shined this afternoon.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • I barely had time to master its major scales before Zeus zapped me at the Parthenon.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • He pointed to the picture of the Parthenon.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • "That," said the Dean, "is the Parthenon."
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The Parthenon did not serve the same purpose as its wooden ancestor.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • An airline terminal does not serve the same purpose as the Parthenon.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The sketch represented a house in the shape of a grain silo incredibly merged with the simplified, emaciated shadow of the Parthenon.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • With the latest news of the casting of I’ll Take a Sailor and the shooting of Wives for Sale, came stories about the Parthenon and the Pantheon.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The Parthenon has usurped the recognition which—and isn’t that usually the case?
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Then he whirled around to his drawing of the Cosmo-Slotnick Building, that hung on the wall between a huge photograph of the Parthenon and one of the Louvre.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He had time to note a genuine Roman statue in a corner, sepia photographs of the Parthenon, of Rheims Cathedral, of Versailles and of the Frink National Bank Building with the eternal torch.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • She stared at the model of the Parthenon on her computer screen and thought about the argument with Athena.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Piper had heard that each giant was born to oppose a particular god, but there were way more than twelve giants gathered in the Parthenon.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • It stood in the middle of the Parthenon in Athens.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • The mafia giant ran toward the Parthenon and stumbled inside, flattening several Earthborn under his feet.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • How does a forty-foot-tall statue in the middle of the Parthenon just disappear?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • That Titan of art piled the Pantheon on the Parthenon, and made Saint-Peter’s at Rome.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • There may be older temples, but this Parthenon holds their memory best.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Annabeth had told him that in each generation, a few children of Athena were sent on the quest to recover the missing Parthenon statue.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • It is still the Pantheon on the Parthenon: Saint-Peter’s of Rome.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Bible resembles the Pyramids; the Iliad, the Parthenon; Homer, Phidias.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • , in the Pantheon: Saint Peter of Rome, badly copied (the edifice is awkwardly heaped together, which has not amended its lines);—the Paris of the Republic, in the School of Medicine: a poor Greek and Roman taste, which resembles the Coliseum or the Parthenon as the constitution of the year III.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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