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X. Athenian monuments of Artemisium
It is curious that Plutarch calls this dedication a trophy. The monument is not a trophy in the usual sense; it is of permanent nature, a circle of marble stelae upon one of which an epigram is engraved. Since the stelae do not stand over the graves of the fallen, the epigram is not an epitaph (Wade-Gery 1933: 73). It is a dedicatory inscription, concerned chiefly with the exploits of Athenian sailors (Jacoby 1945: 157, n. 3) and marking the battle site.
Herodotus connects the founding of the altar to Boreas with the battle of Artemisium and Plato (Phaedrus 229b) mentions an altar to Boreas near the stream Callirrhoe. Pausanias seems to associate the altar with worship of the river Ilissos.