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Callimachus


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Athenian polemarchos and (though this is controversial) commander‐in‐chief in the campaign of Marathon, 490. He accepted Miltiades' plan to meet the Persians in the field. His part in the actual battle, in the last stage of which he was killed, has been obliterated by the personality and achievements of Miltiades, but his share in the victory was fully recognized in the wall‐paintings on the Stoa Poecile, where he was portrayed among the Athenian gods and heroes.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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