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From Marathon to Athens


Abstract From Marathon to Athens was inspired by the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger who ran approximately twenty-six miles between the cities of Marathon and Athens in ancient Greece to deliver an important wartime message. According to the legend, he died shortly after completing the journey. The marathon races of today were inspired by his story, though it may be more myth than reality. There is a great deal of inherent drama in the undertaking of such a feat, whether it be a marathon or any other test of strength and endurance. There is the rush of adrenaline when it begins, followed by the excitement and exhilaration of the first few miles. Then, there is a period of settling in and finding a groove - when the runner realizes that the... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Osteen-Petreshock, Kimberly (Author) / Hackbarth, Glenn (Advisor) / Rockmaker, Jody (Committee member) / Levy, Benjamin (Committee member) / Norton, Kay (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / athens / composition / greece / marathon
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 36 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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