The Ancient Greek Olympic Sports
ancient Olympics in every way. In 85 BC, the Roman general Sulla plundered the sanctuary to finance his campaign against Mithridates. 4 A point was scored for a fall. It is unknown if this custom had sexual or aesthetic meanings. The Importance of Ancient Greek Athletics. Messengers known as "spondorophoroi" carried the word of the truce and announced the date of the games all over the Greek world. An artist's impression of ancient Olympia Contents Origins edit To the Greeks, it was important to root the Olympic Games in mythology. 24 The ancient coach Philostratus thought an even temperament and fine physique were important for a wrestler.
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The Athletics of the Ancient Olympics: A Summary and Research Tool. 78 Famous athletes edit Main article: List of ancient Olympic victors Ancient list of Olympic victors of the 75th to the 78th, and from the 81st to the 83rd Olympiads (480468 BC, 456448 BC) From Sparta Cynisca of Sparta (owner of a four-horse chariot) (first. The Minoan civilization ended about 1450. 12 As the historian Strabo put. The modern Olympic Games are named for athletic contests held in ancient Greece for almost 12 centuries. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press.
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