CLA160H1 Chapter Notes -Throwing Sports, 2008 Summer Olympics, Ancient Greek

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Greek sports as modern accomplishment reconcile ancient testimony . jumping distances. 2 jumps are known to us from ancient sources. Pentatholon and one foot race and also fight against perians and took part in the famous battle this is phayllus of croton: won 3 times at pythia games and of salmis. Ancneint dictionary called suidas: phayllus is a pentathelete (look on powerpoint) Ancient greek foot measure was 1 6th hundred of a stadion meaning, ft= 1/600 stadion (delphic. 30cm) meaning that phayllus (55= 16. 5m) stadion from pythian game was the measurment used to calculate his measurement. Chionis= olympic games won the 29th olympiad. (look at powerpoint) 7. 04 meters. Modern long jump record is 8. 95m. thus, chionis is reasonable. So phaylluswtf? first place, greek tehnique jumping was a stnading long jump without the run up. But, the jump was a classical period, consisted of 5 jump in a row. thus expalins the 16. 5m.

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