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 (fĭd′ē-əs) fl. fifth century bc.
Athenian sculptor who supervised work on the Parthenon. His statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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(Biography) 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
ˈPhidian adj
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(ˈfɪd i əs)

c500–432? B.C., Greek sculptor.
Phid′i•an, adj.
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[ˈfɪdɪæs] nFidia m
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References in classic literature ?
The chosen men of the Athenians were in the van, led by Menestheus son of Peteos, with whom were also Pheidas, Stichius, and stalwart Bias; Meges son of Phyleus, Amphion, and Dracius commanded the Epeans, while Medon and staunch Podarces led the men of Phthia.
(146.) Opponents of the view that women deacons in the Byzantine Church were members of major orders include Vlassios Pheidas, "The Question of the Priesthood of Women," in The Place of the Woman in the Orthodox Church and the Question of the Ordination of Women, ed.
(196.) For example, Pheidas, "The Question of the Priesthood of Women," 181-89.