The Ancient Olympics 2017

by on October 13, 2017

This September saw the 2nd annual Wake Forest Ancient Olympics, attended by students and alums of Professor Gellar-Goad’s first-year seminar, Beware the Ides, Beware the Hemlock: Roleplaying Crisis in Ancient Greece & Rome.  Participants recited hymns to the gods and victory odes (epinikia), dressed in chitons, feasted on authentic Ancient Greek foods, and competed in wrestling, chariot-racing, running, hoplite racing, javelin, discus, and long jump.  Professor Warren and RAs from Luter Hall joined in the festivities!

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