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Applied Science
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APSC 1073
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1104
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25 each other in the head until one collapsed. D. The pankration was the old-school version of today’s Ultimate Fighting Championship. All forms of wrestling technique were allowed, and there were only two rules: no eye gouging and no biting. It was permissible to kick, head-butt, choke, and break your opponent’s bones. The event had no weight division or time limits: fights continued until 30 a combatant surrendered, lost consciousness, or died. Perhaps the greatest Olympic champion in history, Milo ofKroton, won thepankration6times,overthespanof32 years. In 564 BC, Arrhachion of Philgaleia was crowned the pankration victor ... even after he had died. E. There were female athletes in ancient Greece, but only men could participate in the 35 Olympics (except for chariot racing). Women had their own separate games. Married women were banned from attending the Ancient Olympics on the penalty of death. The laws dictated that any married woman caught entering the Olympic grounds would be hurled to her death from a cliff. However, maidens were welcome to attend and watch events, probably to encourage courtship. 40 F. Another interesting fact that is not widely known is that ancient Olympic sportsmen ran, wrestled, and fought while completelynaked. It is from this practice that we have our word “gymnasium” – derived from the Greek word “gymnos” meaning “naked”. The purpose of the nudity 45 was to appreciate and celebrate the male physique, of course, and as a tribute to the gods. Also, participants regularly anointed themselves with olive oil to enhance 50 their looks and to keep the skin smooth. ENGL101-161 MIDTERM Page 1 25 each other in the head until one collapsed. D. The pankration was the old-school version of today’s Ultimate Fighting Championship. All forms of wrestling technique were allowed, and there were only two rules: no eye gouging and no biting. It was permissible to kick, head-butt, choke, and break your opponent’s bones. The event had no weight division or time limits: fights continued until 30 a combatant surrendered, lost consciousness, or died. Perhaps the greatest Olympic champion in history, Milo ofKroton, won thepankration6times,overthespanof32 years. In 564 BC, Arrhachion of Philgaleia was crowned the pankration victor ... even after he had died. E. There were female athletes in ancient Greece, but only men could participate in the 35 Olympics (except for chariot racing). Women had their own separate games. Married women were banned from attending the Ancient Olympics on the penalty of death. The laws dictated that any married woman caught entering the Olympic grounds would be hurled to her death from a cliff. However, maidens were welcome to attend and watch events, probably to encourage courtship. 40 F. Another interesting fact that is not widely known is that ancient Olympic sportsmen ran, wrestled, and fought while completelynaked. It is from this practice that we have our word “gymnasium” – derived from the Greek word “gymnos” meaning “naked”. The purpose of the nudity 45 was to appreciate and celebrate the male physique, of course, and as a tribute to the gods. Also, participants regularly anointed themselves with olive oil to enhance 50 their looks and to keep the skin smooth. ENGL101-161 MIDTERM Page 1 5 in wider society. B Tea originated in China, and in Eastern Asia tea making and drinking ceremonies have been popular for centuries. Early visitors to China having tasted tea spotted a 10
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