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On Saturday morning, September 25, the Michael C. Carlos Museum hosted Dolichos, a 2.62-mile race through the beautiful Emory campus to commemorate the 2,500 year anniversary of the Battle of Marathon when a small Greek force, primarily Athenian, defeated a much larger invading Persian army at Marathon. Dr. Vassilios Gouloussis, Consul General of Greece, was on hand to present awards and crown the winners with laurel wreaths. Winners were Luke Seder and Emory student Katharine Schweitzer. Close to 300 runners participated. The race was part of a larger symposium, held at the museum, called “Immortal Light: The Battle of Marathon and its Athenian Legend” with a keynote address from Andrew Stewart, professor of Greek Art at the University of California, Berkeley, and several papers presented by 9 Emory faculty members highlighting the importance of the battle and its electrifying impact on the society and artistic production of the time. Featured speakers include Niall Slater, professor of Latin and Greek, with “Aristophanes and comedic responses to Marathon”, Cindy Patterson, professor of History, with “Herodotus & Marathon: Myth and Memory”, and Jasper Gaunt, Carlos Museum’s curator of Greek and Roman art, with “Heroes at Marathon: The great burial mound at the battlefield and other Athenian dedications.”