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date: 23 October 2020

Marathon, 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

a large Attic deme (see attica) on the NE coast. Classical remains within the large fertile plain are extensive, and suggest that the Classical deme may have had several centres of habitation. Marathon and three neighbouring demes formed a religious confederacy known as the Tetrapolis, part of whose calendar is preserved in a 4th‐cent. inscription. An early 5th‐cent. inscription found here relates to the celebration of a festival of ... ...

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