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Foot Dashing Picture Foundation to Hebrews 12 Robert C. Newman History of Foot Dashing Birthplace lost in olden times Presumably started (like most other antiquated games) as practice for fighting Old Games Greece is our primary wellspring of data on the old period.
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Foot Racing Image Background to Hebrews 12 Robert C. Newman

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History of Foot Racing Origin lost in days of yore Probably started (like most other antiquated games) as practice for fighting

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Ancient Athletics Greece is our fundamental wellspring of data on the old period. After Alexander the Great, Greek society spread through the greater part of the Mediterranean world. This society was proceeded (with a few increments) by the Romans.

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Ancient Athletic Meets In antiquated Greece, there were four principle aggressive meets, held for a considerable length of time each two or four years. These were: Olympic Games Pythian Games Isthmian Games Nemean Games

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Olympic Games Every four years, in August of the 1 st year of the Olympiad At Olympia in the W Peloponnesus to pay tribute to Zeus Prize an olive wreath

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Olympic Games Originally just men were contenders; later young men & youths. Occasions: Various Footraces Discus Javelin Broad hop Boxing Wrestling Pankration Pentathlon

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Pythian Games Every four years, in August of the 3 rd Olympiad year At Delphi, 80 mi NW of Athens out of appreciation for Apollo Prize a shrub wreath. Occasions like Olympics, in addition to musical rivalry

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Isthmian Games Every two years, in Apr/May of 2 nd & 4 th Olympiad years At Corinth to pay tribute to Poiseidon Prize was dry celery wreath, later pine Not as prestigious as Olympics

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Nemean Games Every two years, in July of 2 nd & 4 th Olympiad years At Nemea, 15 mi SW of Corinth to pay tribute to Zeus Prize a wreath of crisp wild celery

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Other Games By New Testament times, each significant city in the Roman domain had recreations yearly or at longer periods, with a great deal less esteem than these four. Prizes were more profitable, however less prestigious. Sports at this point had gotten to be commanded by experts.

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Ancient Footracing Little data about non-Greek footracing

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Various Footraces Stadion or dromos The standard-length race, one length of the stadium, around 200 yards Diaulous One turn at end of stadium, ~400 yds Dolichos Various longer races, up to 3 miles (24 stades) Hoplite Racing in full or halfway covering, 2-15 stades

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Stadium Long, limit (200 x 30 yd) with stands all around Up to 20 runners ran one next to the other Turned at one or more posts at end, as opposed to having an oval track. Delphi Stadium

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Sources Encyclopedia Britannica (1970) E. N. Gardiner, Athletics of the Ancient World (1930) Athletics in Antiquity, The Ancient World (March 1983) Ancient Games & Athletics, The Ancient World (August 1984) www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics

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The End Run in order to get the prize!

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