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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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Warren Anderson.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pre- and Early Medieval Music (Before 800). 593 words.

(b Naucratis, Egypt; fl c200 ce). Greek grammarian and encyclopedist. He settled in Rome at the beginning of the 3rd century ce. None of his works has survived except the null...

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