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Phidias

[fid-ee-uh s] /ˈfɪd i əs/
noun
1.
c500–432? b.c, Greek sculptor.
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  • "I am Eudora, the adopted daughter of Phidias," rejoined the maiden.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Eudora was a mere infant when Phidias bought her of a poor goatherd in Phelle.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Who could have proved a better protector than Phidias has been?

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Phidias has returned; and he likes to have no lamp burn later than his own.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • "You have as yet given us no tidings of Phidias and his household," said Philothea.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • "I have heard that she remains at the house where Phidias died," rejoined Plato.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Did Phidias express no anxiety concerning your unprotected situation?

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • But, my daughter, why is it that the commands of Phidias would have made you unhappy?

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • From this marble Phidias sculptured a statue of Vengeance, which was called Rhamnusia.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Phidias it is not, but the work of man in that early Hellenic world that I would know.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for Phidias

Phidias

/ˈfɪdɪˌæs/
noun
1.
5th century bc, Greek sculptor, regarded as one of the greatest of sculptors. He executed the sculptures of the Parthenon and the colossal statue of Zeus at Olympia, one of the Seven Wonders of the World: neither survives in the original
Derived Forms
Phidian, adjective
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