Definition of Phidias

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

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

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Literary usage of Phidias

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Apollo: An Illustrated Manual of the History of Art Throughout the Ages by Salomon Reinach (1907)
"Phidias, Ictinus, and Callicrates.— The Building of the Parthenon and of the ... Phidias, the sculptor, was the friend and counsellor of Pericles in all ..."

2. Greece: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm), Karl Baedeker (1894)
"Among those who as children or youths had witnessed the contest was Phidias, born in the year of Marathon or a little earlier. ..."

3. A Handbook of Greek Sculpture by Ernest Arthur Gardner (1897)
"Scholars of Phidias— ... We have already seen something of the architectural sculptures which were executed under the supervision of Phidias, and which now ..."

4. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1880)
"As an honor to Phidias, his descendants were given the office of caring for this statue and cleaning it. A building outside of the Altis, ..."

5. Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities by Shearjashub Spooner (1865)
"On the base of the statue, was the inscription, Phidias, the son of ... Phidias, after the completion of his work, is said to have prayed Jupiter to favor ..."

6. Elements of Art Criticism: Comprising a Treatise on the Principles of Man's by George Whitefield Samson (1874)
"At the sixty- sixth, Phidias himself made the statue of a victor in a chariot race ; and Alcamenes, his pupil and rival, and other sculptors of rarest ..."

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