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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.


(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


(ˈfɪd i əs)

c500–432? B.C., Greek sculptor.
Phid′i•an, adj.
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[ˈfɪdɪæs] nFidia m
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Fragments of the Phidian frieze of the Parthenon decorate the architrave, while a winged headless figure rises on either side of the curtain: Nike of Samothrace and the one sculpted by Paeonius for the Doric temple of Olympia consecrated to Zeus.
Both for classic countenance and physique Ramon could easily pass as an authentic Phidian athletic.
WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE to invent a more stupefying supper companion than the person obsessed with keeping himself in Phidian perfection of pecs, abs, and buttocks, to the exclusion of mind and spirit?