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“Ancient Greece and Athletics” Please respond to the
following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your
- Describe the ancient Greek competitive character, and compare the ancient
Olympics (as a festival featuring athletics) to the Olympics today, identifying
any major differences. Explain what the Olympic rules regarding females and
evidence, such as the “running girl” artifact, reveal about female status and
Greek athletics in particular Greek city-states.
Ancient Greek Athletics and Female Status
- Chapter 4 (p. 118), Olympics. Chapters 4 (pp. 113-114), women in Sparta; For
Athens later, see pp. 137-8.
- British Museum’s Running Girl artifact at http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/hi…
- Philadelphia’s Penn Museum on Women and Greek athletics at http://www.penn.museum/sites/olympics/olympicsexis…