Marathon: View from the mound [of Soros]

Department Archive
Collection BSA SPHS Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/1788.4475
Level Item
Description Glass negative, quarter plate size, a copy negative taken from a photographic print.
Dimensions 10.5 x 8 cm
Place Marathon Soros
Dates Latest 1897
Donor/Creator The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
Scope and Content The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Attica: Marathon from the Mound".
Notes Published in the first SPHS catalogue of the image collection in JHS for 1897, possibly identified as catalogue number Bb 13. Date of the image, therefore, must date prior to 1897. Written below the photograph, cropped on both sides, is the text: "[...] (Greek's grain). The valley to the left leads up to Vraná and is the one [...] valley of Marathon. The hill of Kotrone separates these two valleys [...]". The image appears in the SPHS Slide Set by A.J. Toynbee (ca. 1924) Greek Life and the Greek Environment [later changed to The Geography of Greece], slide number 49.
Reference 1897 JHS 17: Catalogue of Slides. lviii.Bb 13. Link to article
1904 JHS 24: Catalogue of Slides. xcviii.SPHS 4475. Link to article
1913 JHS 33: Catalogue of Slides. 38.SPHS 4475. Link to article