[fahy-dip-i-deez] /faɪˈdɪp ɪˌdiz/

the Athenian runner who secured aid from Sparta in the struggle between the Athenians and the Persians 490 b.c.
5th century bc. Athenian athlete, who ran to Sparta to seek help against the Persians before the Battle of Marathon (490 bc)


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