Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Panathenic Games

The purpose of athletic events in Greece was to honor the Gods and Goddesses.

One Panathenic event that is  part of our Olympics today is foot-racing.

One Panathenic event that is not part of our Olympics today if Pancratium. In this event men were allowed to punch, kick or even choke each other. The event ended when one fighter surrendered, lost consciousness, or died.

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