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athletics

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — Classical Studies.

Greek

At the core of Greek athletics was an individual's struggle to gain victory over an opponent; hence it included not only (as ‘athletics’ implies nowadays) track and field...

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Phidippides

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A long‐distance courier who Herodotus says ran from Athens to Sparta in 490 bc to enlist help for the battle of Marathon (see marathon, battle of), reaching his destination ‘next day’; a...

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