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Phidias Line breaks: Phid|ias
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪdɪas/
/ˈfʌɪdɪas/

Definition of Phidias in English:

( 5th century bc), Athenian sculptor. He directed the carving of the Elgin Marbles and other sculptures at the Parthenon (447–432 bc); he is noted also for his vast statue of Zeus at Olympia (circa 430), which was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Words that rhyme with Phidias

Díaz • palliasse

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