Pheidippides


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Pheidippides

(fīdĭp`ĭdēz), fl. 490 B.C., semilegendary Athenian courier sent to Sparta to request help when the Persians landed at Marathon. He ran 150 miles in two days. At the conclusion of the battle, he ran the 22 mi (35 km) back to Athens, where he reportedly shouted "Rejoice! We conquer!" and then died of exhaustion.

Pheidippides

ran over 20 miles to Athens to announce victory at Marathon in 490 B.C., then died of exhaustion. [Gk. Legend: Collier’s, XIII, 369]

Pheidippides

his extravagant bets ruin father’s wealth. [Gk. Lit.: The Clouds]

Pheidippides

ran 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to carry news of Greek defeat of Persians. [Gk. Legend: Zimmerman, 159]

Pheidippides

(fl. 490 B.C.) ran 26 miles to Athens to announce Greek victory over Persians at Marathon. [Gk. Legend: Zimmerman, 159]

Pheidippides

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5th century bc Athenian athlete, who ran to Sparta to seek help against the Persians before the Battle of Marathon (490 bc)
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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.
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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.
Pheidippides 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.
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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.