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Parthenon
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Definition most famous surviving building of Ancient Greece
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A white mausoleum, someone's scaled-down version of the Parthenon.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • You ever see the Parthenon, Percy?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • 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
  • 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
  • This was neither a Parthenon, nor a temple of the Olympian Jupiter.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • 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
  • He was like a poet in the Parthenon.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • "The Parthenon," I remembered.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Once, the massive statue had graced the Parthenon in Greece.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Behind me you can see the biggest temple, the Parthenon, which means 'the Virgin's Place.'
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • 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 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
  • The Parthenon, used as a munitions storehouse.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • 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
  • A green spot stood in the center of a picture of the Parthenon, suspended over the fireplace.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • 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
  • 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

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