The Athens Marathon race originates from the feat of Pheidippides
who run from the Marathon battlefield to Athens to announce Greeks' victory over the Persian forces and died from exhaustion, inspiring modern Marathons.
This audience character wears a Strepsiades or Pheidippides
mask, but if the audience were to lift the mask, they would see not a professional actor's face, but a mirror looking back at them through their own eyes.
ran over 25 miles (over 40 kilometers) to deliver the news, "Greetings, we win
Which athletic event commemorates Pheidippides
, who carried to Athens news of a Greek victory over the Persians?
73) Perhaps in a sense then the Euthyphro is Plato's answer to the Clouds: while the Clouds presents Socrates as an irreligious teacher of rhetoric who makes Pheidippides
strike his own father, the Euthyphro presents a deeply committed theist, who lauds his rhetorical ability, prosecuting his own father; and while Aristophanes joins the 'new learning' with the impious abuse of one's father, Plato shows how a similar impiety can come from the old poets who Socrates takes issue with.
a Greek messenger named Pheidippides
was sent from the battlefield at Marathon to tell Athenians 25 miles away that the Persians had just been defeated.
wasn't talking about the brand of training shoes, but rather that a force of 100,000 marauding Persians had been defeated by the 6,000 Athenian forces.
and Epizelos' crisis apparitions during the Marathon campaign (6.
In 490 BC, the world's first marathon runner Pheidippides
ran from Marathon to Sparta and then to Athens to announce the Greeks had defeated the Persian army.
More than any other event, the Marathon connects us to the roots of the Games - dating back to the first Olympic Marathon of 1896, and from there all the way back to the Ancient Greek messenger Pheidippides
, who ran 26 miles to inform Athens that the Greeks had won victory at the Battle of Marathon, before dropping dead from exhaustion.
Samuelson has traveled to Athens in honor of the 2500th anniversary of Battle of Marathon, apparently conceding that she owes a lot to Pheidippides
He has written the music for a symphony orchestra in three movements and it takes the Greek legend of Pheidippides
as its main inspiration.