Libon (architect)

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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.[1][2][3] 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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Chisholm 1911.
  2. ^ Pausanias, v. 10.3.
  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 domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Libon" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.