Pheidippides, Soldier of Marathon

Pheidippides, Soldier of Marathon, c. 1917. Bronze. Gift of Mrs. George S. Scott.

This bronze statue is a mechanical copy of the original marble in the Louvre by Jean Pierre Cortot (1787-1843), French School, and is known as The soldier of Marathon Announcing the Victory. Pheidippides is a character in a play by Aristophanes, he is said to have run from Marathon to Athens to deliver news of a military victory against the Persians at the Battle of Marathon.

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