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6 07, 2017

Athletic events – Ancient Greek Olympics

By |2019-02-05T05:26:14-07:00July 6th, 2017|Games, Greeks|0 Comments

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 Herakles could run on one breath.) More about the Olympics All our Ancient [...]

10 06, 2017

Making a discus – Ancient Greece project

By |2018-04-18T23:33:15-07:00June 10th, 2017|Crafts, Greeks|0 Comments

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 [...]