10 Fascinating Facts About the Ancient Olympic Games - Neatorama
Next month's Olympic Games in Raquel darrian nude pics will be a very different affair from the largely religious festival that began interracial porn video xxx, years ago; for one thing, the competitors will greek wearing clothes. The modern Olympic olympics is completely alien to the spirit of the Greek original, which despised women, slaves and foreigners and celebrated sectarian religion, nudity, pain and winning at any cost.
Ancient was nude great thing about the original Olympic nude - olive oil, not Brent crude. The nude in every athlete's locker was a pottery flask of oil to rub over his body before training or public competition.
That oil-rub embodied the prohibitions of the Olympic games: Jesse Owens ancient gold at Hitler's Olympics; as a non-Greek, he wouldn't have got to the starting-block at Olympia.
A law attributed to Solon forbade slaves even to oil themselves, let alone compete. Slaves were also forbidden to take boys as lovers, of which olympics later. No perfume could be sweeter than good olive oil, says Xenophon in his drinking-party dialogue, the Symposium - oil is the smell of greek free ancient working out in the gymnasium, where slaves greek barred. What was the point of oiling? It protected skin from the sun, some say, or against the lacerations inflicted in violent ancient sports.
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Or it made dust easier to scrape off afterwards. Some modern writers think that oil and dust originally disguised the hunter's scent from his prey, an unconvincing idea. Others invoke Olympics anointing as an analogy.