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Marathon

Edited by John Roberts

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780192801463
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727061
Marathon

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a large Attic deme (see attica) on the NE coast. Classical remains within the large fertile plain are extensive, and suggest that the Classical deme may have had several centres of habitation. Marathon and three neighbouring demes formed a religious confederacy known as the Tetrapolis, part of whose calendar is preserved in a 4th‐cent. inscription. An early 5th‐cent. inscription found here relates to the celebration of a festival of ...

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Subjects: Classical Studies

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