pantheon

Definitions

  • INSIDE VIEW OF PANTHEON
    INSIDE VIEW OF PANTHEON
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pantheon (antiquity) a temple to all the gods
    • n pantheon a monument commemorating a nation's dead heroes
    • n pantheon all the gods of a religion
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE PANTHEON AT ROME THE PANTHEON AT ROME
HALF-SECTION OF THE PANTHEON HALF-SECTION OF THE PANTHEON
Dome of The Pantheon Dome of The Pantheon

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Pantheon is the largest building from ancient Rome that survives intact.
    • Pantheon A temple dedicated to all the gods; especially, the building so called at Rome.
    • Pantheon The collective gods of a people, or a work treating of them; as, a divinity of the Greek pantheon .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pantheon A temple or shrine dedicated to all the gods. The name is specifically applied to a magnificent building erected at Rome by Agrippa, about 25 b.c., in connection with public baths, and dedicated by himself as a temple of all the gods, because of its beauty. For nearly thirteen centuries it has served as a Christian church. having been dedicated about 607 by Boniface IV. to the Virgin Mary and all the martyrs. It is now known as Santa Maria della Rotonda, from its circular plan. Its external diameter is 188 feet, and it is covered by a hemispherical dome 142 feet 6 inches in span. the entire height being about 141 feet. It is lighted by a circular orifice, 26 feet in diameter, at the summit of the dome. It has in front a noble octastyle portico of Corinthian columns. 103 feet wide. See cut in next column, and cut under octastyle.
    • n pantheon All the divinities, collectively, worshiped by a people: as, one of the divinities of the Greek pantheon.
    • n pantheon [capitalized] A work treating of the whole body of divinities of a people: as, Tooke's “Pantheon.”
    • n pantheon [capitalized] A memorial structure in honor of the great men of a people, or filling some such purpose; especially, such a building serving as a mausoleum, as the Pantheon (church of Ste. Geneviève) in Paris. Westminster Abbey is often called the Panthcon of the British.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pantheon pan′thē-on a temple dedicated to all the gods, esp. the round one at Rome, built by Agrippa in 27 B.C.: all the gods of a nation considered as one body: a complete mythology.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pantheon, pantheum, Gr. pa`nqeionsc. 'iero`n), fr. pa`nqeios of all gods; pa^s pa^n, all + qe`os a god: cf. F. panthéon,. See Pan-, and Theism
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. panthēon—Gr. pantheion (hieron), (a temple) for all gods—pas, pan, all, theos, a god.

Usage

In literature:

But this may be referable to Hindu influences unequivocally traceable in other parts of the Pantheon.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
On the wings of that tragedy Sumner rose to an enduring place in the pantheon of the nation.
"Charles Sumner Centenary" by Archibald H. Grimke
The real Olympos was the Pantheon.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
In the rear of the Pantheon, on the site of the abbey of Ste.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877." by Various
When projecting in front of a building, it is called a portico, as in the Pantheon at Rome and the National Gallery in London.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Plates illustrating the Hindoo Pantheon, reprinted from the work of Major Edward Moor, F. R. S., edited by Rev.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
His own development is thus reflected in the pantheon with which he has peopled nature.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
Some remain intact, like the Temple of Hercules and the Pantheon.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
Church of St. Pantheon, Cologne, 266.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
This cathedral was at one time used as the pantheon of the kings of Navarra.
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
Surely still they wait behind us in the Pantheon of Youth!
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1" by Various
A new deity ushered into their well-filled pantheon always seemed to the Romans a valuable acquisition.
"Roman Women" by Alfred Brittain
Their pantheon contained goddesses, who were highly honored.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
Look, Henri, if that little girl beside her be not Lucille, of the Pantheon.
"Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune" by Charles James Lever
The largest building in Calnogor was the Bormidophia, or pantheon, where the worship of the gods was held.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
America now for the first time brings her new element, her sacrificial gift, into the Pantheon of humanity.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
The Pantheon was happily saved by its consecration as a Christian church.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
His remains were solemnly removed to the Pantheon in 1889.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
But abstractions are essentially foreign to the Bantu mind, and his modest Pantheon is filled with the simplest of deities.
"The African Colony" by John Buchan
Evelina visits the Pantheon with her West End friends.
"Woman's Work in English Fiction" by Clara Helen Whitmore
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In poetry:

The marble image of her son
Her loving hands shall yearly crown,
And from her pictured Pantheon
His grand, majestic face look down.
"Sumner" by John Greenleaf Whittier
While in our hearts, as is their dust at Rome,
Their spirits feel no wrong;
But shine to us like gods serenely from
The Pantheon of Song.
"John Keats" by Alexander Anderson
As if some Pantheon's marbles broke
Their stony trance, and lived and spoke,
Life thrills along the alcoved hall,
The lords of thought await our call!
"The Library" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Quiet landscapes, sweet and lonely,
Silvery sea, and shadowy glade,
Forest lakes by man forsaken,
Where the white fawn's steps are stayed;
And contadinos straying
'Neath the Pantheon's solemn shade.
"Twilight" by Marietta Holley
Who through the world's pantheon walked in his pride,
Setting new statues up, thrusting old ones aside,
And in fiction the pencils of history dipped,
To gild o'er or blacken each saint in his crypt,--
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier
AN Orpheus! an Orpheus! yes, Faith may grow bold,
And take to herself all the wonders of old;--
Near the stately Pantheon you'll meet with the same
In the street that from Oxford hath borrowed its name.
"Power Of Music" by William Wordsworth

In news:

Red Hat Secures Spot in OS Pantheon .
A Place in the Pantheon for Strayhorn.
Pop Presidential Biographer Shakes Up American Pantheon .
Pop Presidential Biographer Shakes Up American Pantheon John Adams, by David McCullough.
Bahia Makes Room for A Candomble Pantheon .
Dre Enshrined in Pantheon of Rappers Who Have Made the New York Times Crossword Puzzle.
The Assault by Harry Mulisch, translated by Claire Nicolas White Pantheon, 185 pp.
The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion by Leo Steinberg Pantheon, 222 pp.
Pantheon Books, 477 pages, $27.50.
Add David Foster Wallace to ' unlikable ' pantheon.
Ben Katchor, Pantheon, $25.95 (128p) ISBN 978-0-375-42114-3.
An American Journey by Jonathan Raban Pantheon, 496 pp.
In the pantheon of difficult people, there is nothing worse than a bully.
As Tom Segev's biography makes clear, in the entire pantheon of Jewish superheroes there is no more unlikely figure than Simon Wiesenthal .
Desertion by Abdulrazak Gurnah Pantheon, 262 pp.
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In science:

Five methodology errors in educational research: the pantheon of statistical significance and other faux pas.
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
Steven Weinberg, Dreams of a Final Theory, New York, Pantheon Books, 1992.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
The dynamical definition, while scientifically consistent, flies in the face of the apparent cultural desire to retain Pluto in the pantheon of planets. The spherical definition, while scientifically consistent and easily applied, does perhaps more damage to tradition than the simple reclassification of Pluto.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe (Pantheon Books, 2002).
Standard and derived Planck quantities: selected analysis and derivations
Weinberg, Towards the Final Laws of Physics, in ‘Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics’ (Cambridge University Press, 1987); Dreams of a Final Theory (Pantheon Books, 1992); J. G.
Natural units, numbers and numerical clusters
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