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Ancient Greek Sports

All about the original Olympics, the original marathon, etc.

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Ancient Olympic Boxing - An Introduction
From YouTube, produced by OlympicGamesTV
A slickly-produced video about ancient Greek boxing, but no demonstrations--just (fancy) text on screen. Boxing was first accepted as an Olympic sport in 688 BC, being called Pygme or Pygmachia. Participants trained on punching bags (called a korykos... [more]
September 11, 2009 at 09:26 PM
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Demonstration of Ancient Greek Boxing
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This might be what ancient Greek boxing looked like. It is intended to be a reconstruction of ancient Greek martial arts at a conference in Dijon, France, in 2009. Original costumes (i.e., fighting nude!) are not used, and it takes place in a gymnasi... [more]
September 11, 2009 at 08:59 PM
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