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What was the dress code of ancient athletes ?

Asked by Joseph Chacko, 11 Aug '08 03:03 am
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The Olympics are returning to their original home in Greece next month but not to their original dress code. "This may be the most obvious and striking difference between today's athletes and the ancient Greeks," UC Berkeley archaeologist Stephen Miller says in "Ancient Greek Athletics," his new book on the ancient games. So embedded was competing in the nude that our word gymnasium comes from the Greek gymnos for "naked," Miller notes in the book, an in-depth account of a culture that loved to watch the well-proportioned bodies of young men, their skin glistening with olive oil, compete not for medals but for a sprig of olive or bunch of wild celery.
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 11 Aug '08 03:19 am

 
  
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Nude
Answered by A Moin, 16 Aug '08 05:25 am

 
  
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Mr Pradeep Kumar has indeed raised the curtain and revealled the long range of athletic(un) dresses.
Answered by radhikamruta, 11 Aug '08 04:55 am

 
  
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