Reference Entry

Marathon (Australia, Canada, Greece, USA)

John Everett-Heath

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

Fourth edition


Published online September 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191866326

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Greece: takes its name from marathon ‘(field of) fennel’, an aromatic herb that grows here. It gave its name to the marathon race after a courier, according to legend, ran from Marathon to Athens to report the victory of the Athenians over the Persians in ...

Reference Entry.  103 words. 

Subjects: Names Studies

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