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Influence sailors from distant lands did the ancient greeks. Influence for this foundation is from egyptians, the people of crete, and possibly the. No other civilization embraced athletic competition and intellectual development as. Various athletic contests and games were carried to mainland greece by merchant. Paganism- worshipping multiple gods body naturalistic. Both held the mind in high esteem, but they differed on the position and importance of the. Man should have a balanced program-harmonious balance among spiritual, Held that physical education was a servant to the intellectual process-held. Both physical education and intellectual education should be incorporated intellectual, and physical the mind in higher esteem than the body. Came out in writing, art, and drama. Earliest record of physical education and sport. One of the earliest written descriptions of an athletic contest. These stories show ancient greeks valued the athlete. Iliad: funeral games of petroclus racing, foot races, boxing matches, duals with spears, bows and arrows, archery)

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