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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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Agariste’s Suitors

Simon Hornblower.

in Patterns of the Past

October 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 6188 words.

This chapter examines Herodotus's account of the wooing of Agariste of Sikyon, which is part of his narrative of the battle of Marathon, to highlight two types of traditional cultural...

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Hoplite Hell: How Hoplites Fought

Peter Krentz.

in Men of Bronze

June 2013; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 11468 words.

This chapter takes aim at Victor Davis Hanson's The Western Way of War and its highly influential and popular conception of how hoplites fought. It critiques the orthodox view—especially...

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John Richard Schlesinger

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

British film, television, and theatre director, who has also worked in the USA. Born in London and educated at Uppingham and Balliol College, Oxford, Schlesinger began as an actor, first in...

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