The Parthenon marbles

The Battle of Marathon and European identity

Friday 7 October, 13.30
BP Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential

The battle fought at Marathon between Athenians and Persians in 490 BC was not a casual skirmish between blind armies clashing in the dark. Its outcome, Athenian victory, has been hailed as a vital node in the history of modern freedom and European civilisation.

In this lecture, Athena Leouissi, University of Reading, explores the afterlife of the battle, celebrated in the Parthenon marbles, and still remembered in marathon races today.

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The Parthenon marbles

Friday 7 October

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