[ fahy-dip-i-deez ]
/ faɪˈdɪp ɪˌdiz /
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the Athenian runner who secured aid from Sparta in the struggle between the Athenians and the Persians 490 b.c.
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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?Browning's Shorter Poems|Robert Browning
At first Pheidippides refuses but finally agrees, though he warns his father that he will rue his act.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
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.
Pheidippides stood before his people and gave it all, the warning, and the comfort and the inspiration.The Potter and the Clay|Arthur F. Winnington Ingram
British Dictionary definitions for Pheidippides
/ (faɪˈdɪpɪˌdiːz) /
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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