of, associated with, or following the style of Phidias, as exemplified in the Parthenon.
- post-Phid·i·an, adjective
- pre-Phid·i·an, adjective
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How to use Phidian in a sentence
The other great Phidian ideal, that of Athena, was represented by several statues, both in Athens and in other cities.Religion and Art in Ancient Greece | Ernest Arthur Gardner
It is true that full drapery seems more consistent with the dignified and august figures of Phidian art.Religion and Art in Ancient Greece | Ernest Arthur Gardner
Like the Phidian Zeus his proportions are all the more majestic for the distance which rounds over any venial defect.The Land We Live In | Henry Mann
These are the entelechy of Phidian Genius; and who but must see these in Chantreys solar face, and in all his manners?Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. II (of 2) | Samuel Taylor Coleridge
But this is only a farmer's criticism,—a Crispin feeling the bunions on some Phidian statue.