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A Cup By Douris And The Battle Of Marathon

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The interior of a cup by Douris in Baltimore, painted in the early fifth century BCE, shows two beardless warriors. The warriors on the Douris cup "must certainly be Amazons" given their long hair, the Eastern-looking shield device, their similarity to the figures on the Hamburg cup, and the possibility that the Arezzo krater influenced Douris and Onesimos, who both worked in Euphronios' workshop. If we were to ask simply about running hoplites, the question would have an obvious answer. One battle is still famous today for running, as it was in the fifth century BCE, though not for the same run. Herodotus says that the Athenians advanced 'at a run' for eight stadia at the battle of Marathon in 490. The chapter also presents the calculation of the total weight carried by an Athenian hoplite at Marathon.

Keywords: Athenian hoplite; battle of Marathon; Douris cup; running warriors

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