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Athletic events – Ancient Greek Olympics

By |2018-04-22T22:34:59+00:00July 6th, 2017|Games, Greeks|

Greek Olympic events - Men's footrace (Athens, ca. 530 BC) A short foot race At first, the only athletic competition at the Olympics was a single short foot race, 170 meters long. (According to one story, that was how far Hercules could run on one breath.) For the first twelve Olympics, that's all [...]

Making a discus – Ancient Greece project

By |2018-04-18T23:33:15+00:00June 10th, 2017|Crafts, Greeks|

Ancient Greek discus, made by 6th graders at Laurelhurst School, Portland One of the sports in the Greek Olympic Games was to see who could throw a discus the farthest. Real discuses were very heavy, made out of iron or bronze usually, though sometimes stone or lead. To make a pretend discus like [...]