How To Build The Parthenon

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The Parthenon is an incredible Greek temple in Athens Greece. It was built over 2,500 years ago. Many questions are unanswered today about how it was constructed, and how it was held up throughout the years. The Parthenon’s appearance is not the only quality it has. The Parthenon was constructed to the goddess, of Athena, and the people of Greece themselves. The Parthenon expresses the Greek technique through structure, repetition, and proportion.
The Parthenon expresses Greek technique through its structure. This structure is a rectangular shape, and is made out of white marble. According to the Encyclopedia of Britannica, “The structure consisted of three-stepped base and suppose a baseless column with square capitals. Which supported the
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You can look at the Parthenon and the first thing that stands out are the columns. Each column is equal distance apart with each one having lines on them. This distinct repetition provides you with a clear, specific way of being able to tell it is the Parthenon you are looking at.
Next, the Parthenon expresses its Greek technique through its proportion. Throughout history the relationship between mathematics and nature has had an influence on architecture. Which has brought us to the golden ratio. Golden ratio is a technique that is used by various architects use for proportion. This technique was used to build the Parthenon. According to Lilian Usvat, ‘The Parthenon was built to extremely precise dimensions according to the mathematical ratios of sacred geometry 1.618 to 1. The golden ratio proportions that appear at the height of the roof support beam and in the decorative rectangular sections that run horizontally across it.” (para.1) The golden ratio technique has shown how the proportion of the Parthenon is affected.
In conclusion the Parthenon is an incredible temple found in Athens Greece. Which, has been around for a while. It has great technique through its structure, repetition, and
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