Ancient Olympic Victor as a Role Model



Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Olympic Studies: 25th International Seminar on Olympic Studies for Postgraduate Students
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords ancient athletes; arete; athlon; olympic victors; rewards; role model
Description The paper deals with ancient athletes (Olympic victors) as the role models and further with their prizes, advantages and their influence on the ancient Greek society and Greek youth. All Olympic victors entered the higher level, which was close to the heroes and gods. They acquired semi-divine status and the homages for them by all society and mainly by the city-states were greatly important for cultural outputs and conception of all society. The influence of victors on youth was huge and was one of the most important aspects of education of the whole ancient Greek culture. Success of the ancient athletes supported sport education of young Greek boys, thus also the military training, so that the whole concept granted for better warriors and defenders of the city-states.
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