Some articles on race, foot race, races:
... (Greek Ὁπλιτόδρομος, Ὁπλιτοδρομία, English translation "race of soldiers") was an ancient foot race, part of the Olympic Games and the other Panhellenic Games ... It was the last foot race to be added to the Olympics, first appearing at the 65th Olympics in 520 BC, and was traditionally the last foot race to be held ... Unlike the other races, which were generally run in the nude, the hoplitodromos required competitors to run wearing the helmet and greaves of the hoplite infantryman from which the race ...
Famous quotes containing the words race and/or foot:
“We are the party of all labor.
The whole earth shall be ours to share
And every race and craft our neighbor.
No idle class shall linger there
Like vultures on the wealth we render
From field and factory, mill and mine.
Tomorrows sun will rise in splendor
And light us till the end of time.”
—Eugène Pottier (18161887)
“As an example of just how useless these philosophers are for any practice in life there is Socrates himself, the one and only wise man, according to the Delphic Oracle. Whenever he tried to do anything in public he had to break off amid general laughter. While he was philosophizing about clouds and ideas, measuring a fleas foot and marveling at a midges humming, he learned nothing about the affairs of ordinary life.”
—Desiderius Erasmus (c. 14661536)