She was the only woman legally allowed to attend the olympic games. She also maintained a close relationship with the dead: training for military purposes plato advocated this theory. Thereafter, the number of officials gradually grew to 12: had far more rights than officials do today. In addition to being the sole organizers and developers of the games themselves, they could impose fines on participants, coaches, or even spectators. They were built as a punishment for breaking the rules: huspules: wooden starting gate. The hellanodikae were allowed to give the participants training instructions. Best known funeral game was described by homer in book xxiii of the iliad. Homer gives a detailed account of sport activity and games that were held at the funeral of the dead hero. Included both music and sport dedicated to the god apollo god of the fine arts. In the early years, the prize for victory was an apple, a symbol of.