Further Resources: Wrestling

  • See the catalog description and more images of the vase with wrestlers.

  • Read the 5th century B.C. playwright Aeschylus's reference to a wrestling-match's 3 falls in his Eumenides.

  • Read the writer Pausanias's description of legally breaking an opponent's fingers in his 2nd century A.D. Description of Greece.

  • See the site plan and more images of the palaestra at Olympia.

  • Read the wrestling-quote from the 5th century B.C. comic playwright Aristophanes's Knights.

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