2500 Years of Marathon

November 18, 2010 —

Historic armor warn in the era of the Marathon

Jim Carroza from the 'Hellenic Warriors' wears historic armor from the era of the Marathon

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Greek Studies program will host “Battle of Marathon 2500 Year Anniversary” with Dr. Gonda Van Steen, Andronicos Nicholas Cassas Chair in Greek Studies and associate professor in the Department of Classics and Center for Greek Studies at the University of Florida, on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from noon to 2 p.m. in MacAlister Hall, room 2019/2020 (33rd and Chestnut Streets).

For the fifth consecutive year, Dr. Maria Hnaraki, director of Greek Studies, will welcome a senior visiting scholar in the University Seminars Program of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. Steen's talk will celebrate the “Battle of Marathon 2500 Year Anniver-sary” and coincide with the Philadelphia Independence Marathon. The Greek Studies Program invites the Drexel community to a journey through history.

This event is free. Lunch will be served. For more information, email Jacqueline Rios at

To view the slideshow of photos for this event, please visit our Picasa page. To be added to the Greek Studies email list, please contact Jacqueline Rios at Please specify in the email subject line "Greek Studies email list".