μαρνάμενοι Μήδοισι κα� ἐστεφάνωσαν Ἀθήνας παυρότεροι πολλ�ν δεξάμενοι πόλεμον

Μαρνάμενοι μήδοισι κα?

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μαρνάμενοι Μήδοισι καὶ ἐστεφάνωσαν Ἀθήνας παυρότεροι πολλῶν δεξάμενοι πόλεμον. Fame, ever brilliant as she seeks out the ends of the earth, Shall learn the valor of these men: how they died Fighting the Medes, and placed a crown on Athens, A few, accepting battle against many. The names of fallen soldiers follow the dedication.
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soros (burial place) at Marathon 192 vs 6,400 reconstructed monument
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Jim Sanborn’s Radiance LSU Energy, Coast and Environment (ECE)
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King Darius, had been nursing a bitter grudge against the Eretrians before they were brought to him as slaves, because they struck first and were the agressors. But when he saw them delivered up to them as his subjects, he did them no further harm, but instead settled them at his royal station in the land of the Cissians, called Ardericca, about 23 miles from Susa and four and a half from the well which supplies three types of products. For bitumen, salt and oil are drawn from this well in the following way: a shadoof is used, to which is fastened half a wineskin to serve as a bucket. They dip this into the well and draw up the liquid and pour it into a container, from which it is poured into another, where it is diverted into three separate channels. The bitumen and salt immediately congeal, while the oil … called by the Persians rhadinake , is black and has a heavy, acrid odor. Jim Sanborn’s Radiance LSU Energy, Coast and Environment (ECE) The Greek quotes Herodotus 6.119.
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Carthage 440 B.C.: The Carthaginians say that off the coast of this territory lies and island named Cyrauis, twenty-two miles long and narrow in width, which can be reached from the mainland on foot. The island is full of olive trees and grapevines. [The passage continues, not quoted on the sculpture, to give an account of mining pitch, probably the reason this passage was chosen.] Jim Sanborn’s Radiance LSU Energy, Coast and Environment (ECE) The upper band of one column of the sculpture quotes from Herodotus 4.195.1:
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The Persian Wars Herodotus of Halicarnassus nine books (volumes) 7. Xerxes succeeds Darius as king of Persia (486 BC) and mounts an expedition to conquer Greece. The invasion proceeds until the heroic stand at Thermopylae , led by the Spartan Leonidas . Artabanus on hubris
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Persia Hellespont
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Sardis Hellespont
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Xerxes bridges the Hellespont
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The Persian Wars Herodotus of Halicarnassus nine books (volumes) 7. Xerxes succeeds Darius as king of Persia (486 BC) and mounts an expedition to conquer Greece. The invasion proceeds until the heroic stand at Thermopylae , led by the Spartan Leonidas .
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