Libon was a 5th-century BC architect of Ancient Greece. Born in Elis, he built the Doric temple to Zeus at Olympia in about 460 BC. Libon, through his work on the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, is said to have inspired the technique and design of the Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis – though this was obviously later and more perfected.
- Chisholm 1911.
- Pausanias, v. 10.3.
- Pheidias translated John Galen Howard reprint 2005- Page 229 "While at Olympia, I kept an eye / On the relations of the architect, Libon, who built the temple, with his aids, Paeonius and Alcamenes, the sculptors; And much admired the way the architect / Succeeded in attaining unity,"
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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