Further Resources: Boxing
- See the catalog description and more images of the vase with the boxers.
- Read the poet Homer's description of an ancient boxing match (including the lack of rounds and the himantes) in the Iliad.
- Read the 5th century B.C. poet Pindar's metion of opponents for boxing and other sports being chosen by lot in his athletic victory odes.
- See the catalog description and more images of the vase with the himantes.
- Read the quote about the boxers in Plato's Gorgias.
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