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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Subjects: Historical Geography.
Plataea, a city in southern *Boeotia situated between Mt. Cithaeron and the Asopus river, commanding a small plain; the site, with its ancient wall-circuit, lies east of the modern village. Mentioned...
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