[ fahy-dip-i-deez ]
/ faɪˈdɪp ɪˌdiz /
the Athenian runner who secured aid from Sparta in the struggle between the Athenians and the Persians 490 b.c.
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, pheasant's eye
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How to use Pheidippides in a sentence
What is the claim of Pheidippides—as Browning presents him—to memory as a hero?
At first Pheidippides refuses but finally agrees, though he warns his father that he will rue his act.
He ran along like Pheidippides to his goal, without halting for one instant to consider the methods of his running.
Pheidippides is as full of fire, of careless heroism as Hervé Riel, and told in as ringing verse.
British Dictionary definitions for Pheidippides
5th century bc . Athenian athlete, who ran to Sparta to seek help against the Persians before the Battle of Marathon (490 bc)
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