The Competitive Character of the Ancient Greeks
· Why do you think the competitive nature of the Greeks was so important for their success as a people and culture?
· What are some of the advantages of being very competitive?
· Greece was very small compared to all her neighbors (like Persia and Egypt) so why was being competitive a big advantage for Greece?
The Ancient Olympics vs The Modern Olympics
· Talk about the fact that Greek male athletes competed nude versus today -imagine how that would play out with modern television…
· Discuss the sheer scope of the modern games with so many nations versus the smaller number of Greek cities
· Are the Olympics today more about ‘the athletes’ or the ‘nations’?
Women in the Olympic Games
Explain what the Olympic rules regarding females.
What does artifact the “running girl” artifact, reveal about female Greek athletics?
(Please do Internet research on “Greek Running Girl Artifact”
What are women’s role in Greek society? Did they have a voice in society?