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Headword: *kalli/maxos
Adler number: kappa,226
Translated headword: Kallimachos, Callimachus
Vetting Status: high
An Athenian. This man was found into [sic] the war against the Persians standing as a corpse [propped up] on spears.
Greek Original:
*kalli/maxos, *)aqhnai=os. ou(=tos ei)s to\n kata\ *persw=n po/lemon eu(re/qh e)pi\ dora/twn i(sta/menos nekro/s.
From iota 545. Herodotus 6.114 (web address 1) simply reports the death of Kallimachos, the Athenian polemarch, at the Battle of Marathon (490 BCE: mu 177) without comment, and later versions which purport to know the precise manner of his death are almost sure to be fictitious.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 December 2001@07:33:46.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 22 August 2003@18:48:24.
David Whitehead (added x-ref and keyword; cosmetics) on 24 August 2003@05:29:30.
David Whitehead on 27 July 2011@03:48:18.
David Whitehead on 24 January 2013@08:59:35.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 24 March 2019@18:28:40.


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