Athena

Definition

Athena was the goddess of wisdom, war, and the crafts. She was the favourite daughter of Zeus and was, perhaps, the wisest, most courageous, and certainly the most resourceful of the Olympian gods.

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Timeline

  • 1510 BCE
    The traditional date Danaos builds a temple to Athena Lindia at Lindus on Rhodes.
  • c. 700 BCE
    Greek poet Hesiod writes his Theogony and Works and Days.
  • c. 510 BCE
    The Temple of Athena is built at Paestum.
  • 449 BCE
    The Hephaisteion, temple to Athena & Hephaistos, built in Athens.
  • 447 BCE - 432 BCE
    The construction of the Parthenon in Athens by the architects Iktinos and Kallikrates under the direction of Phidias.
  • 438 BCE
    The cult statue of Athena Parthenos is dedicated in the Parthenon of Athens.
  • c. 425 BCE - c. 420 BCE
    The Temple dedicated to Athena Nike is constructed on the acropolis of Athens.
  • c. 301 BCE - c. 320 BCE
    Doric temple to Athena and fortifications of Lysimachus built at Troy.
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