Pronunciation: (i-rek'thē-um, er"ik-thē'um), [key]
a temple at Athens on the Acropolis, begun c420 b.c., having two Ionic porches and a porch of caryatids: regarded as one of the finest examples of classical architecture. Also,E•rech•thei•onPronunciation: (i rek'thī-un, -on", er"ik thī'un). [key]
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