Ancient Roman: Boxing, Wrestling, Pankration

Greek games were never fully integrated into Roman festival games (i.e ludi and munera) Roman practiced many athletics; running, wrestling, boxing, acrobatic riding, chariot racing (especially from the influence of their Etruscan neighbours) Roman were originally skeptical of nudity, but soon became the norm Most of the roman sports had origins in forms, terminology to…

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…