Ancient Olympics: Running, Wrestling, Boxing, Pankration, Pentathlon

Stephanitic: crown; four athletic festivals; Olympic Games, Nemean Games, Isthmain Games, Pythian Games Stadion: one stadion= 600 ancient feet. (Gymnikos Agon- nude competition); modern equivalent- 200m sprint Run knee high/ arm extended (only event from 776-724) Victor gave his name for 4 year Olympiad (use Olympiads to reckon time) Then Diaulos (400m was added to…

Medieval Minstrels: History & Significance

Minstrels, or traveling thespians, thrived throughout Europe in medieval times. The term minstrel referred to a professional entertainer of any kind from the 12th century to the 17th century. Minstrels were instrumentalist, but were also often jugglers, acrobats, and storytellers. Although minstrels no longer exist, they played an important role in medieval history and, at…