Women Unable to Participate in Ancient Greek Olympic Sports, the Ancient Romans Preservering Ancient Greek Artwork, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler’s Love of the Discobolus Statue and Providing it as a Gift to the German People

Women were barred from complete in any athletic games in ancient Greece, except for the in the city of Sparta, which allowed women to compete against eachother, in the nude, just as men did. Much of ancient Greek artwork is known because of the Romans, because as the Roman poet Horace stated, “the conquered Greeks in turn conquered their savage victor”. Adolf Hitler loved the ancient Greek discus throwing statue created by Myron, referred to as “Discobolus”, so greatly that the Nazi party purcha...

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