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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.
The series of prints commissioned by the GPO from Armstrong in 1935, for instance, consists of four gouache illustrations of scenes from the history of human communication, ranging from a red-figure style depiction of the Athenian courier Pheidippides through a medieval messenger and a Georgian mail-coach to a 1930s postman mounted on a motorcycle (Fig.
The 26-mile course followed the path of Pheidippides, who ran from Marathon to Athens to bring news of a victory over the Persians in ancient times.
Before his record-breaking achievement at Lingfield, the oldest winners were the 14-yearolds Pheidippides (1969), Le Garcon D'Or (1972), Be Hopeful (1973), Redoubtable (2005) and The Tatling (2011).
100 in Greece, retracing the ancient footsteps of Pheidippides in Greek lore.
The 42km original course from Marathon city to Athens was first run by legendary Athenian soldier Pheidippides 2,500 years ago.
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.
Rather, he hopes Pheidippides will learn rhetorical tricks that will help the father beat his creditors in court.
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.
The history of the marathon begins with Pheidippides, a Greek military messenger.