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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

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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Plataea

John Buckler and Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography. 523 words.

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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