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Headword: Poikilê
Adler number: pi,3079
Translated headword: Painted
Vetting Status: high
A stoa in Athens, where those who had fought at Marathon were depicted, with the following epigram appended: "fighting in defence of the Hellenes at Marathon, Athenians killed two hundred thousand Medes".[1]
Greek Original:
Poikilê: stoa en Athênais, entha egraphêsan hoi en Marathôni polemêsantes: eis hous estin epigramma tode: Hellênôn promachountes Athênaioi Marathôni ekteinan Mêdôn eikosi muriadas.
See also beta 153, zeta 79, pi 1469, sigma 1126.
[1] The claim in the epigram is of course numerically ludicrous. Other versions with 'ninety thousand' are no better. In fact c.6400 Persians perished (Herodotus 6.117).
Keywords: architecture; art history; definition; history; military affairs; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 December 2000@07:46:13.
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Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 17 September 2004@17:24:44.
David Whitehead on 19 September 2004@04:55:48.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 11 April 2010@09:53:42.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 19 April 2010@07:02:17.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@06:35:01.


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