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Marathon

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 246 words.

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

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Marathon (Australia, Canada, Greece, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 104 words.

Greece: takes its name from marathon ‘(field of) fennel’, an aromatic herb that grows here. It gave its name to

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Marathon (Australia, Canada, Greece, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 104 words.

Greece: takes its name from marathon ‘(field of) fennel’, an aromatic herb that grows here. It gave its name to

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Marathon (Australia, Canada, Greece, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 103 words.

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...

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Marathon, battle of (490 bc)

John Lazenby.

in The Oxford Companion to Military History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 209 words.

Fought during the Graeco-Persian wars, Marathon was the first encounter between Persian and Greek troops on the mainland of

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Marathon run: cardiovascular adaptation and cardiovascular risk

Hans-Georg Predel.

in European Heart Journal

November 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine. 4879 words.

The first marathon run as an athletic event took place in the context of the Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens, Greece. Today, participation in a ‘marathon run’ has become a global phenomenon...

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Strategic Responses to the Boston Marathon Bombing

Laura Dugan and Daren Fisher.

P ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Violent Crime. 10297 words.

The explosions on April 15, 2013 during the Patriot’s Day Marathon in Boston mark the first major terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11 and the first time since 1996 that...

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Marathon bond

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(Greece).

A drachma (Dr) denominated bond issued by a non-resident in the Greek domestic market. The first such issue was launched by the European Investment Bank in February 1994....

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Marathon medicine.

Robert Treharne Jones.

in Family Practice

October 2003; p ublished online October 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Primary Care. 375 words.

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Integration marathon

John Riley.

in ITNOW

November 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Computing. 0 words.

A huge IT integration programme which enabled the merged Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest to save £400m a year in IT alone has won the company a BCS Business Achievement Award and made it...

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Persistent and reversible cardiac dysfunction among amateur marathon runners

Tomas G. Neilan, Danita M. Yoerger, Pamela S. Douglas, Jane E. Marshall, Elkan F. Halpern, David Lawlor, Michael H. Picard and Malissa J. Wood.

in European Heart Journal

May 2006; p ublished online March 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine. 4036 words.

Aims Transient systolic and diastolic abnormalities in ventricular function have previously been documented during endurance sports. However, these described alterations may be...

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From Marathon to Waterloo: Byron, Battle Monuments, and the Persian Wars

Timothy Rood.

in Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars

February 2007; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 14346 words.

This chapter argues that if the 18th century was ‘the age of Thermopylae’, Marathon began to overtake its main competitor in cultural prominence during the 19th century, a trend that seems...

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Robert Graves at Troy, Marathon, and the End of Sandy Road

Tom Palaima.

in Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition

July 2015; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 9073 words.

Robert Graves’s war poems use an ironic distancing effect that distinguishes him within the long tradition of war poets from Homer, Tyrtaeus, Callinus, Archilochus, Aeschylus, Euripides and...

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Bikila, Abebe 1932–1973 Ethiopian runner who won two Olympic gold medals in the marathon.

Robert Fay.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 293 words.

Abebe Bikila was born in Mout, Ethiopia. Before competing as a runner he was a member of the imperial bodyguard of Haile Selassie I, the Ethiopian emperor. The marathon at the 1960...

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Polish court holds that original race plan for half-marathon is an artistic work

Magdalena A. Gad.

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

October 2009; p ublished online August 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Arbitration; Intellectual Property Law. 1428 words.

The District Court in Tarnow, Poland has ruled that an original race plan of a half-marathon is an artistic work within the meaning of Article 1 of the Polish Act on Authors Rights and...

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marathons n. (drugs)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 36 words.

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Marathon, battle of

John F. Lazenby.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History. 191 words.

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Key Largo to Marathon

Brent Cantrell.

in The Florida Folklife Reader

October 2011; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 1904 words.

In 1989, the Historical Museum of Southern Florida’s Folklife Program completed a survey of the folklife of the Florida Keys, whose isolated nature, combined with its mixture of Anglo,...

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Marathon bond (Greece)

Peter Moles and Nicholas Terry.

in The Handbook of International Financial Terms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services. 44 words.

A drachma (Dr) denominated bond issued by a non-resident in the Greek domestic market. The first such issue was launched

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Marathon, battle of

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 6 words.

See Persian Wars.

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