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Pheidippides, active 490 B.C

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Personal name headingPheidippides, active 490 B.C.
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Variant(s)Pheidippides, fl. 490 B.C.
Phidippides, active 490 B.C.
Philippides, active 490 B.C.
Beginning date-0489
Found inThe first marathon, 2006: ECIP t.p. (Pheidippides)
Encyclopedia Britannica Online, Aug. 24, 2005: marathon (long-distance footrace; commemorates legendary feat of Greek soldier who, in 490 BC, is supposed to have run from Marathon to Athens to bring news of Athenian victory over Persians and then expired; story of this messenger from Battle of Marathon later conflated with story of another Greek soldier, Pheidippides, who ran from Athens to Sparta in advance of fighting)
Oxford classical dictionary, 1970: p. 811 (Pheidippides; or Philippides; Athenian courier dispatched to solicit Spartan help upon news of Persian landing at Marathon, 490 B.C.)
FAQs about the ancient Olympic games, viewed Sept. 29, 2011: (Phidippides; d. 490 BC)