1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Ictinus
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ICTINUS, the architect of the Parthenon at Athens, of the Hall of the Mysteries at Eleusis, and of the temple of Apollo at Bassae, near Phigalia. He was thus active about 450-430 b.c. We know little else about him; but the remains of his two great temples testify to his wonderful mastery of the principles of Greek architecture.