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The iconography of the pediments has nothing to do with Athens, however. This, the northern one, shows the battle of Teutoburg Forest, at which the Romans, having sent most of their legions to fight elsewhere, had only three with which to overpower the Germans. It was 9 A.D.. The three legions were destroyed, and the Romans never again attempted to extend their rule east of the Rhine.

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