Phidias [ fid-ee- uhs ] SHOW IPA / ˈfɪd i əs / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun c500–432? b.c., Greek sculptor.
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How to use Phidias in a sentence
He is said to have been a great epic painter, as
Phidias was an epic sculptor and Homer an epic poet.
His style was modified by the contemplation of the sculptures of
Phidias, and he taught the true method of grouping.
Polygnotus, a contemporary of
Phidias, was nearly as famous for painting as he was for sculpture.
At this time also lived the great sculptor
Phidias, and to him Pericles intrusted the decoration of the new temple. British Dictionary definitions for Phidias noun 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 of Phidias Phidian, adjective
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