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(faɪˈdɪpɪˌdiːz) or


(Biography) 5th century bc. Athenian athlete, who ran to Sparta to seek help against the Persians before the Battle of Marathon (490 bc)


(faɪˈdɪp ɪˌdiz)

5th-century b.c. Athenian runner sent to request aid from Sparta against the Persians before the battle at Marathon 490 b.c.
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The water is up in Wine Creek," cried Joe Wel- ling with the air of Pheidippides bringing news of the victory of the Greeks in the struggle at Mara- thon.
Approximately 16,000 runners from all over the world follow the footsteps of the legendary soldier Pheidippides on the demanding 42 km course this year, out of a total of 43,000 participants in all races - among them 350 Chinese nationals.
As legend has it, the original was run by the Greek messenger Pheidippides from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens in order to announce that the Persians had been defeated.
Strepsiades, Twister, and his son Pheidippides, Spare the Horses, bear characteristic names, their characters standing in for conflicts between fathers and sons, for citizens worried about debt and trying to worm their way out of it.
195 kilometers), the assumed distance of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, the messenger who ran from the field of the battle of Marathon to tell Athens her army had defeated the invading army from, ahh, Persia.
uk Pheidippides Comedy Show A three-hour live show featuring six talents from the comedy circuit.
In The Clouds Strepsiades enrolls his son Pheidippides in Socrates' academy because (1) he himself is unable to intellectually handle the lessons of Socrates, and (2) he want to get out of paying his debts.
A brave Athenian soldier-messenger named Pheidippides ran the first-ever "Marathon run" in 490 BC.
Which athletic event commemorates Pheidippides, who carried to Athens news of a Greek victory over the Persians?
a Greek messenger named Pheidippides was sent from the battlefield at Marathon to tell Athenians 25 miles away that the Persians had just been defeated.
Pheidippides wasn't talking about the brand of training shoes, but rather that a force of 100,000 marauding Persians had been defeated by the 6,000 Athenian forces.
9) Pheidippides and Epizelos' crisis apparitions during the Marathon campaign (6.