22 Jan 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.