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... 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 took its ...
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“We set this nation up ... to vindicate the rights of man. We did not name any differences between one race and another. We opened our gates to all the world and said: Let all men who want to be free come to us and they will be welcome.”
—Woodrow Wilson (18561924)
“And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.”
—Bible: Hebrew Exodus, 21:23-25.