Athletes needed—apply at your local gymnasium. Do you have what it takes to represent Athens at the great games at Olympia? Your training will include the learning of grammar, music, citizenship, and philosophy, as well as honing your athletic skills in boxing, running, wrestling, long jump, and decathlon. If you’re good enough, you’ll join athletes from all over the Greek world for a month of special training to claim the ultimate glory. Ready for your fitness test? Remember, there is no second or third place in the Ancient World.
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How to Be an Ancient Greek Athlete by Jacqueline Morley