Wednesday, 8 September 2010

‘The Soldier of Marathon Announcing the Victory,’ by Jean-Pierre Cortot

5531_1134311232211_1060216879_30323582_8045715_n You all know the  story, or should do.

This is Cortot’s evocative depiction of the moment when the soldier, Pheidippides, arrives in Athens having run his last race—bearing the news as he expires that Greece has triumphed over the invading Persian army.  Browning immortalised the story in verse.


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