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Echetlus, Echetlaeus
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(Ἔχετλος, Ἐχετλαῖος; Échetlos, Echetlaîos). A man of peasant demeanour who in the battle of Marathon killed many Persians with his plough (echétlē, ‘plough handle’) and subsequently disappeared. Because of an oracle, the Athenians worshipped him as the Hero Echetlaeus. On the painting of the battle of Marathon in the Stoa Poikile, he was depicted with a plough in his hand (Paus. 1,15,3; 32,5)

Bibliography

M. H. Jameson, The Hero Echetlaeus, in: TAPhA 82, 1951, 49-61

J. G. Szilágyi, s.v. Echetlos, LIMC 3.1, 677-678.

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Bloch, René (Berne), “Echetlus, Echetlaeus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e325990>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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