Parthenon Vs Pantheon Research Paper

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The Similarities and Differences between Parthenon in Athens and Pantheon in Roma Introduction Both Parthenon in Athens and Pantheon in Rome are great heritage of ancient ages. They show the power of daring thoughts and ideas that were incarnated in these masterpieces of architecture by our ancestors. It’s important to understand their features, functions and purposes of creation, including messages that the authors tried to convey to their contemporaries and to us. Roman Architecture both borrowed from and distinguished itself from Greek Architecture. The similarities and differences between the two are visible in the Greek Parthenon, which was being built from 447 until 432 B.C.E., and the Roman Pantheon, which was built in 125 C.E. The two buildings do share some similarities. They were both temples; the Parthenon was built during Pericle’s reign and was dedicated to Athena, and the Pantheon was built as a temple for all the gods of Ancient Rome. The Pantheon’s exterior was definetely influenced by Greek architecture, using both columns and pediments. The Parthenon also has those architectural features present. Their doors are also both made with bronze. The interiors of the two buildings are also similar because they both are very open and spacious. In addition, they are similar because the Romans borrowed the…show more content…
The Parthenon was built by the Greeks in Athens, much earlier than when the Pantheon was built by the Romans. The Parthenon is rectangular shaped and the Pantheon is a perfect sphere. In addition, the columns of the Pantheon are all one piece and made of granite, while the Doric columns of the Parthenon are made of marble. Another thing that is a significant feature of the Pantheon that is not present on the Parthenon is an open circle on the top. The open circle on the top of the dome of the Pantheon allows light to shine into the structure. The Parthenon and the Pantheon differ in several

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