Parthenon / Panthenon

Compare / Contrast Parthenon and Panthenon
Throughout this course there has been multiple buildings and pieces of artwork to research and study. Going forward in this essay I have chosen to discuss the Parthenon and the Panthenon. Both of which are beautiful in their own way.
The Parthenon boasting Doric design was built over a lengthy period of time in Athens, Greece. In 490 BCE the structure began being constructed by Athenians and finished by Perickles in 432 BCE. This time period is known as Classical Greece.   The Parthenon was religiously and philosophically influenced by Ancient Greek. Ancient Greece held a very close relationship between religion and politics. This magnificent building was built to serve as a monument to Athena by housing a forty foot statue because they believed she helped the Greeks conquer the Persian Empire during the Persian War. Under the orders of Perickles construction was completed to show wealth and Athenian power. The Parthenon held many purposes as part of the Acropolis even functioning in part as a state treasury. The main contributors to the beauty and construction of the Parthenon are Perickles, the sculptors Phidias and Katamis, and the architects Iktinus and Calibrates. Iktinus was known for such wonderful detail to proportions with his 4:9 ratio designs; he later wrote a book regarding it. For example, the curvature of the stylobate made the columns appear to be straight from a distance. I think that is a magnificent architectural advancement for that time period.
The Panthenon is a Roman temple also built in the Doric design style located in Rome, Italy. The construction began in 110 CE and was finished in 128 CE during the Ancient Rome time period. During my research in the course textbook I was unable to draw a conclusion as to the religious or philosophical belief influence of the Panthenon. The Panthenon was constructed by Marcus Agrippa, the son of Lucius, as a temple to honor Mars, Venus, and Julius Caesar....