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Old 08-17-08, 07:44 AM   #1
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History of the Olympics

Actually the "ancient" olympics
Just thought Id pass this on to anyone who is interested.
http://www.teach12.com/ttcx/August2008Lecture.aspx
You can get 2 free 30 minute lectures by a history prof about
the history of the olympics. Ive listened to the first one so far and
its pretty interesting.
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Old 08-18-08, 10:19 AM   #2
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Bump-

Just in case some more of you want to check this out.
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Cool. I'll hafta check it out.

IIRC, the original Olympics were performed naked, too.
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Cool. I'll hafta check it out.

IIRC, the original Olympics were performed naked, too.
Yes- the prof explains that other cultures at the same time had competitions where
competitors wore loin cloths. The Greeks, in comparison, thought nude competing was more civilized.
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