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Long-distance race. The standard marathon is 42.2km (26.2mi) long, which was the distance run by the ancient Greek soldier who brought news to Athens of victory over the Persians at the...

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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

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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Mass Ashes

Nathan T. Arrington.

in Ashes, Images, and Memories

December 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE). 15383 words.

This chapter evaluates changes in the spectacle of the corpse in fifth-century Athens. It describes private burial of the war dead in the sixth century and contrasts it with public burial...

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The Topography and Phenomenology of the Public Cemetery

Nathan T. Arrington.

in Ashes, Images, and Memories

December 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE). 14358 words.

This chapter explores how the space for public burial shaped the ways mourners interacted with the graves and remembered the dead. Drawing on a comprehensive survey of the archaeological...

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Phasis

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Greek and Roman Art. 20 words.

male.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

Phasis painted a picture of Cynegirus who lost both his hands in the battle of Marathon.

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Treasury

Georges Roux.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Greek and Roman Art. 771 words.

[Gr. thesauros]

Type of building constructed in some ancient Greek sanctuaries between the 7th and 4th centuries bc. Treasuries housed the often valuable offerings for which...

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Sophron

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 25 words.

1st century, male.

Active in Sunium.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Sophron made the statue of Cladus of Marathon that once stood on the Acropolis in Athens.

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Rhamnous

M. M. Miles.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Greek and Roman Art. 484 words.

Site of Ancient Greek culture on the north-east coast of Attica. It was one of the rural demes (communities) of the city state of Athens and flourished from about the 6th century bc to...

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Apollonius II (Son of Archias)

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 62 words.

3rd century, male.

Active in the Hellenistic period.

Born to a family originally from Marathon.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Apollonius' name...

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Archias (Son of Apollonius)

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 54 words.

male.

Born to a family originally from Marathon.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

An inscription bearing Archias' name was found in the theatre of Dionysus in...

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Panaenus

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Greek and Roman Art. 67 words.

5th century, male.

Active in Athens.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

Panaenus was the brother or the nephew of Phidias. He worked with him on the gold and ivory...

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Pheidias

Olga Palagia.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 2147 words.

(c. 490–430 bc).

Greek sculptor. He was the son of Charmides and pupil of Hegias; he became the foremost figure in an Attic school of artists that included Agorakritos, Alkamenes,...

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Agorakritos

A. Delivorrias.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 564 words.

(b Paros, fl c. 450–c. 420 bc).

Greek sculptor. He was a prominent member of the group of artists led by Pheidias that executed the Periclean building programme on...

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Marinatos, Spyridon

D. Evely.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Greek and Roman Art; 20th-Century Art. 324 words.

(Nikolaos)

(b Kephallenia, 1901; d Thera, Oct 1, 1974).

Greek archaeologist and historian. After graduating at Athens in Classical Philology and Archaeology (1919),...

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Mikon

C. Hobey-Hamsher.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 412 words.

(fl earlier 5th century bc).

Greek painter and sculptor. He came from Athens and although none of his work survives, paintings by Mikon and his great contemporary Polygnotos...

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