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battle of Marathon

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Fought at Marathon in 490 bc, probably near the surviving mound covering the cremated remains of the Athenian dead. The Athenians and their allies from Plataea had c.10,000 men, the...

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battle of Marathon

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Fought at Marathon in 490 bc, probably near the surviving mound covering the cremated remains of the Athenian dead. The Athenians and their allies from Plataea had c.10,000 men, the...

See overview in Oxford Index

Marathon, battle of

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 139 words.

fought at Marathon in 490 bc, probably near the surviving mound covering the cremated remains of the Athenian dead. The Athenians and their allies from ...

Marathon, battle of

John F. Lazenby.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History. 191 words.

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Marathon, battle of

John F. Lazenby.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 190 words.

fought at Marathon in 490 bc, probably near the surviving mound (sōros) covering the cremated remains of

Marathon, battle of

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 201 words.

fought at *Marathon in 490 bc, probably near the surviving mound (sōros) covering the cremated remains of the Athenian dead. The Athenians and their allies from ...

Marathon, battle of

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 6 words.

See Persian Wars.

Marathon, Battle of

Peter Krentz.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 826 words.

In 490 bce, on the plain of Marathon, about twenty-five miles (forty kilometers) from Athens, the Athenians defeated the

Marathon, battle of (490 bc)

John Lazenby.

in The Oxford Companion to Military History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 209 words.

Fought during the Graeco-Persian wars, Marathon was the first encounter between Persian and Greek troops on the mainland of

Marathon, Battle of (490 bc)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 39 words.

Victory of the Greeks, mainly Athenians, during the Persian Wars. The defeat of a much larger Persian army on

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1806–1861)

Michael Cox and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 59 words.

The Battle of Marathon (1820) Poetry An Essay on Mind (1826) Poetry Prometheus Bound (1833

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1806–1861)

Christopher Riches and Michael Cox.

in A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 77 words.

The Battle of Marathon (1820) Poetry

An Essay on Mind (1826) Poetry

Prometheus Bound (1833...

Creasy, Sir Edward Shepherd (1812–1878)

Michael Cox and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 31 words.

Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, From Marathon to Waterloo (1851) Non-Fiction The Rise and Progress of the

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.

Marathon

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 89 words.

A long-distance race, named after the Battle of Marathon (490 bc), the result of which was announced at

Cynegirus

Alan Herbert Sommerstein.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 64 words.

brother of Aeschylus, fell at the battle of Marathon (490 bc) while attempting to seize a Persian

Aeschylus

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 2656 words.

Aeschylus was probably born at *Eleusis in 525/4 bc (Marm. Par.). He fought at the battle of Marathon (...

Creasy, Sir Edward Shepherd (1812–1878)

Christopher Riches and Michael Cox.

in A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 35 words.

Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, From Marathon to Waterloo (1851) Non-Fiction

The Rise and Progress of the English Constitution...

marathon

in Dictionary Plus Society and Culture

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Society and Culture. 65 words.

A long-distance race, officially 42.195 kilometres (26 miles, 385 yards) in length. It is named after the Battle of Marathon

Aeschylus

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 1723 words.

Athenian tragic poet (?525/4–456/5 bc). He fought in the battle of Marathon. His first tragic production was in ...

Phīdippidēs

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 90 words.

a long‐distance courier who Herodotus says ran from Athens to Sparta in 490 bc to enlist help for the battle of Marathon (...