Definition of Pheidias

1. Noun. Ancient Greek sculptor (circa 500-432 BC).

Exact synonyms: Phidias
Generic synonyms: Carver, Sculptor, Sculpturer, Statue Maker



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pheidias

Phasianidae
Phasianus
Phasianus colchicus
Phasis
Phasmatidae
Phasmatodea
Phasmida
Phasmidae
Phasmidia
Phe
Phebe
Phecda
Phegopteris
Phegopteris connectilis
Phegopteris hexagonoptera
Pheidias (current term)
Phellodendron
Phellodendron amurense
Phemie
Phemister graft
Phenaphen
Phenergan
Phenicia
Phenician
Phenicians
Phi Bete
Phi Betes
Phialophora
Phidias
Phil

Literary usage of Pheidias

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1. A History of Greece: For Colleges and High Schools by Philip Van Ness Myers (1895)
"It is believed to have been carried to Constantinople, and to have perished there in a conflagration in the fifth century AD Pheidias also executed other ..."

2. Select Passages from Ancient Writers Illustrative of the History of Greek by Henry Stuart Jones (1895)
"He is represented as a rival of Pheidias in Pliny's chronological table under Ol. 88 (448 В. с.), by Paus, in his account of the west pediment of Olympia ..."

3. Masterpieces of Greek Sculpture: A Series of Essays on the History of Art by Adolf Furtwängler (1895)
"We have shown above how little Pausanias is to be relied upon where Pheidias is concerned. In three instances at least Pausanias has ascribed to Pheidias ..."

4. The Cults of the Greek States by Lewis Richard Farnell (1896)
"WE cannot quote from the period before Pheidias any great monument that presented the inner character of the goddess by means of spiritual expression in the ..."

5. The Age of Pericles: A History of the Politics and Arts of Greece from the by William Watkiss Lloyd (1875)
"CHARGES AGAINST Pheidias, ASPASIA, ... that Pheidias went to Elis and there worked upon the colossal chryselephantine statue of Olympian Zeus ; that he ..."

6. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1888)
"It appears also, as far as we can judge amidst very imperfect data, that the trial of the great sculptor Pheidias, for alleged embezzlement in the contract ..."

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