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Herodotus and his WorldEssays from a Conference in Memory of George Forrest$
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Peter Derow and Robert Parker

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199253746

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253746.001.0001

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(p.190) 11 (Hdt. 6. 108. 1)
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Herodotus and his World
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Angelos P. Matthaiou

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253746.003.0011

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 Herakleia contests (IG I3 3) and a dedication to Herakles (IG I3 1015bis). The nature of the monument bearing the epigrams of the Persian Wars (IG I3 503/4) and the original location of its erection are also discussed. The topography of the battle of Marathon is examined on the basis of the above mentioned epigraphical evidence.

Keywords:   Marathon, sanctuary, Persian Wars, topography, epigraphical evidence

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