Pheidippides

or Phi·dip·pi·des

[ fahy-dip-i-deez ]
/ faɪˈdɪp ɪˌdiz /
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noun

the Athenian runner who secured aid from Sparta in the struggle between the Athenians and the Persians 490 b.c.

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Pheidippides

Phidippides

/ (faɪˈdɪpɪˌdiːz) /

noun

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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