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The Parthenon in Athens is perhaps one of the greatest architectural achievements by the Athenians. After being repeatedly demolished, the Parthenon stood as a “symbol of Greek independence, culture, and pride”(111 Thames & Hudson). In 447 BC. Pericles promoted building the Parthenon on the remains of an earlier temple on the Acropolis. The proposal of the Parthenon pleased the Athenians because “it served as much as a celebration of Athens and her achievements as it did as a centre to worship the goddess Athena”(111 Thames & Hudson). The new temple to Athena was “sacked by the Persians”(187 Abrams), so Kimon of Athens hired Callicrates to again begin rebuilding the temple to Athena. But, Pericles temporarily halted construction to commission another architect, Ictinos. So, together Callicrates and Ictinos “made many subtle adjustments in the lines of the structure and the placement of columns to refine the design and possib...
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