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Aeschylus' epitaph

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the epitaph on Aeschylus cited by his ancient biographer and others — which commemorates him as one who fought bravely at Marathon without mentioning his poetry — while ... More


Herodotus

Stephen V. Tracy

in Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256033
eISBN:
9780520943629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256033.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Pericles' contemporaries Sophocles and Protagoras depict him as he dealt with the onslaught of the plague, at the end of his life. By contrast, the historian Herodotus of Halicarnassus, who was ... More


Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Karen Throsby

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099625
eISBN:
9781526114976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book is about the extreme sport of marathon swimming. It provides insight into a social world about which very little is known, while simultaneously exploring the ways in which the social world ... More


(Hdt. 6. 108. 1)

Angelos P. Matthaiou

in Herodotus and his World: Essays from a Conference in Memory of George Forrest

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253746
eISBN:
9780191719745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253746.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter re-examines the location of the Herakleion of Marathon on the basis of the find spot of two inscriptions related to the sanctuary, i.e., the regulations for the administration of the ... More


‘Shrines of the Mighty’: Rediscovering the Battlefields of the Persian Wars

Ian Macgregor Morris

in Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars: Antiquity to the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279678
eISBN:
9780191707261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279678.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the role played in the Enlightenment by the battlefields of the Persian Wars, shifting the focus of the argument to Thermopylae and Marathon, and the canonization of their ... More


From Marathon to Waterloo: Byron, Battle Monuments, and the Persian Wars

Timothy Rood

in Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars: Antiquity to the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279678
eISBN:
9780191707261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279678.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that if the 18th century was ‘the age of Thermopylae’, Marathon began to overtake its main competitor in cultural prominence during the 19th century, a trend that seems to have ... More


Grete Waitz: The Art of Hurrying Slowly

Theresa Walton-Fisette

in More than Cricket and Football: International Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809889
eISBN:
9781496809926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809889.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Grete Waitz of Norway is marathon running’s first female star. Waitz had trained as a distance runner and found success at various distances before turning her attention to the longer race. Her first ... More


Reflections on Working in Film and Television: The James MacTaggart Lecture 1985

John Schlesinger

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the author, a film director, reflects on his experience working in television and film. He concedes that he could never ‘understand the difference’ between ‘making television’ and ... More


Speaking to the Dead: Social Network Sites and Public Grieving

Candi K. Cann

in Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145419
eISBN:
9780813145495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Internet memorials, including tombstone Internet links with virtual memorials, funeral home memorials, Internet grieving websites, and social network sites of deceased persons, illustrate that the ... More


Grieving the Dead in Alternative Spaces

Candi K. Cann

in Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145419
eISBN:
9780813145495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Nearly all the newly emerging rituals for memorialization use a particular grammar and syntax for mourning. This new language of mourning follows a particular framework that is defined by the ritual, ... More


Introduction

Karen Throsby

in Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099625
eISBN:
9781526114976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Opening with an autoethnographic extract detailing the end of the author’s English Channel swim, the chapter describes the sport of marathon swimming. It presents a working definition and a ... More


Racing into the Storm: Roberta gibb, kathrine switzer, and women’s marathoning

Oren Renick and Lea Robin Velez

in A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038136
eISBN:
9781621039617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038136.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the struggles of women to achieve gender equality, focusing on two women in distance running: Roberta Gibb and Kathrine Switzer. Gibb and Switzer both struggled to gain access ... More


Space, Society, Religion: A Short Retrospective and Prospective Note

François de Polignac

in The Archaeology of Greece and Rome: Studies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417099
eISBN:
9781474426688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417099.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

It is now a well-established fact in the human and social sciences that the study of the spatial distribution of social life, including religion, is one of the best accesses to the analysis and ... More


Bankruptcy in the Middle District, 1984–2000

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses bankruptcy litigation in the Middle District of Florida from 1984 to 2000. Many of the bankruptcy practitioners, judges, and their cases are chronicled. The circumstances under ... More


Mass Ashes: The Origins and Impact of an “Ancestral Custom”

Nathan T. Arrington

in Ashes, Images, and Memories: The Presence of the War Dead in Fifth-Century Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199369072
eISBN:
9780199369096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199369072.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter evaluates changes in the spectacle of the corpse in fifth-century Athens. It describes private burial of the war dead in the sixth century and contrasts it with public burial in the ... More


The Topography and Phenomenology of the Public Cemetery

Nathan T. Arrington

in Ashes, Images, and Memories: The Presence of the War Dead in Fifth-Century Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199369072
eISBN:
9780199369096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199369072.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter explores how the space for public burial shaped the ways mourners interacted with the graves and remembered the dead. Drawing on a comprehensive survey of the archaeological evidence, ... More


Running for Everyone

Thomas R. H. Havens

in Marathon Japan: Distance Racing and Civic Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841010
eISBN:
9780824869083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841010.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The general-participation Tokyo Marathon, first held in 2007, has propelled the craze for distance racing among the general public throughout Japan. Nonelite civic marathons date to the 1950s and now ... More


Athens, Sparta, and Persia

Matthew Kroenig

in The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the U.S. and China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190080242
eISBN:
9780190080273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080242.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the rise of Athens in the ancient world and its competitions against its rivals, Persia and Sparta. It argues that its democratic institutions were a key to its success. Athens ... More


Agariste’s Suitors: An Olympic Note*

Simon Hornblower

in Patterns of the Past: Epitēdeumata in the Greek Tradition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668885
eISBN:
9780191804748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668885.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

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 practice in ... More


Open Wide: Dental Horror

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0025
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter suggests that dentists are sadists, with their resolute yanking on the offending tooth, the inexorable descent of the whining drill, or the rotten reek of burning decay. It wonders if ... More


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