Latin Classes Journey to the Parthenon

Gianna Dieselberg, Photographer

The Parthenon in Nashville, that is. Did you know a full-scale replica of the Parthenon sits in Nashville’s Centennial Park?

Mr. Congo and the Latin classes make the trip annually.

The replica even has a 42-foot statue of Athena, the goddess of wisdom, and the same Ionic frieze as the one in Athens, Greece.

Nashville constructed a version of this structure when Tennessee celebrated its 100th anniversary as a state and then built a permanent version when it proved to be a popular tourist spot.