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Marathon, Battle of

Peter Krentz.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 826 words.

In 490 bce, on the plain of Marathon, about twenty-five miles (forty kilometers) from Athens, the Athenians defeated the

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Afterword: Marathon Japan

Thomas R. H. Havens.

in Marathon Japan

February 2015; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 2918 words.

Civic marathons for elite and general runners and civic ekidens for nonelite athletes have grown wildly popular in Japan during the past decade and attract huge television audiences. The...

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The collapsed marathon runner

Lisa Black.

in Challenging Concepts in Emergency Medicine

March 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Emergency Medicine. 3542 words.

This chapter provides a discussion of the specific challenges facing the emergency physician dealing with a patient presenting with a collapse after marathon running. It describes an...

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battle of Marathon

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Fought at Marathon in 490 bc, probably near the surviving mound covering the cremated remains of the Athenian dead. The Athenians and their allies from Plataea had c.10,000 men, the...

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Marathon

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

A plain in eastern Attica, Greece, scene of a battle in 490 bc in which the Greeks under Miltiades defeated a much larger Persian army. The non-stop run of a courier named Pheidippides...

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marathon

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 5 words.

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Marathon

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 46 words.

A plain in eastern Attica, Greece, scene of a battle in 490 bc in which the Greeks under Miltiades defeated

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Marathon

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 46 words.

A plain in eastern Attica, Greece, scene of a battle in 490 bc in which the Greeks under Miltiades defeated a much larger Persian army. The non-stop run of a courier named Pheidippides...

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marathon

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 125 words.

the name of the long-distance race and, by extension, a word for any lengthy or difficult task or undertaking, is

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marathon

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 135 words.

1 This now familiar word for a long-distance race and, by extension, for any other long-drawn-out test of endurance, was introduced in the first revived Olympic Games at Athens...

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marathoner

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 133 words.

• Catriona • ironer • questioner • gardener, hardener, pardoner • deadener • widener • Londoner • stiffener •

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marathon

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 118 words.

• Melanchthon • lengthen, strengthen • Nathan • Elizabethan, Ethan • Phaethon • python • leviathan • Jonathan

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Marathon

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Greek and Roman Art; Prehistoric Art. 393 words.

Narrow coastal plain hemmed in by mountains in south-east central Greece, which was densely occupied during the entire Bronze Age, especially in the west near the mountain passes...

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marathon

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 118 words.

• Melanchthon • lengthen, strengthen • Nathan • Elizabethan, Ethan • Phaethon • python • leviathan • Jonathan

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marathoner

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 133 words.

• Catriona • ironer • questioner • gardener, hardener, pardoner • deadener • widener • Londoner • stiffener •

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Marathon

Charles William John Eliot and Robin Osborne.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography. 225 words.

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marathon

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 123 words.

the name of the long-distance race and, by extension, a word for any lengthy or difficult task or undertaking, is

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Marathon

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 47 words.

name of the place at which the Athenians defeated the Persians in 490 b.c., applied to a long-distance foot-race

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Marathon

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE). 389 words.

Narrow coastal plain hemmed in by mountains in south-east central Greece, which was densely occupied during the entire Bronze

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Marathon

Charles William John Eliot and Robin G. Osborne.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 235 words.

a large Attic deme (see Attica) on the NE coast. It is included in Philochorus' list of

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