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Phidias

[fid-ee-uh s]
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noun
  1. c500–432? b.c., Greek sculptor.
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  • Eudora was a mere infant when Phidias bought her of a poor goatherd in Phelle.

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  • Did Phidias express no anxiety concerning your unprotected situation?

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  • Who could have proved a better protector than Phidias has been?

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  • But, my daughter, why is it that the commands of Phidias would have made you unhappy?

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  • "I have heard that she remains at the house where Phidias died," rejoined Plato.

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British Dictionary definitions for phidias

Phidias

noun
  1. 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
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Derived FormsPhidian, adjective
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