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a.1.Of or pertaining to Mount Pentelicus, near Athens, famous for its fine white marble quarries; obtained from Mount Pentelicus; as, the Pentelic marble of which the Parthenon is built.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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[We got these names from the Greek guide, who didn't seem to know more than seven men ought to know.] These edifices were all built of the whitest Pentelic marble, but have a pinkish stain upon them now.
Pentelic marble, a metamorphic rock, has been used for sculpture and as a building material.
Other top attractions include Alexander the Great's sarcophagus, constructed of Pentelic marble in the form of a Greek temple.
[15] cleaned Pentelic marble covered in encrustations.
It was repaired in the 4th century but using terracotta roof tiles, the original ones having been of Pentelic marble as had been the case for the entire building.
No one knows who funded its lavish construction -- the octagonal monument is made almost entirely of Pentelic marble, the same used for the Parthenon and rarely found in buildings other than temples.
Even maimed and battered, this temple to Athena, built of 100,000 tons of Pentelic marble and sitting 500 feet above modern Athens on the limestone rock called the Acropolis, has represented for the cultural heirs of the Athenians all the ideals--political freedom, beauty, humanism, and rationalism--that lie at the heart of Western culture.
On the half hour Pentelic also raced through the heart of the Irish defence, only to see his lobbed effort clear the crossbar.
While the Athenian Parthenon was carved out of pentelic marble, the Nashville Parthenon was built from brick, stone, structurally reinforced concrete and cast concrete aggregate.
The Erotes states that the statue is Parian marble, while Lucian elsewhere (Zeus Rants 10) says it is Pentelic (although I would argue that an author could make such a mistake in two of his works).