Citation 1 Scanlon, Thomas. Males are seen as more beautiful and to think of women as practicing sport in the nude would be somewhat disgusting by Ancient Greek society.
Slowly over the years more were added until there were four days of many different competitions. What this quote is trying to get at is that physically women are not something as prized as that of the male body.
In fact, to suggest that females were to do athletic events in the same fashion as males nude would seem absurd to the people of Ancient Greece.
Ancient Greek Women in Sport One of the main themes of sport in ancient Greece is that of separation of the genders. Games for Girls.
Even though the priestess may have been married, she was allowed to attend the event at a place of honor it seems to be both because of her position as priestess and due to the location of her temple which was at the center of the stadium seating.
They had to pitch their tents or sleep outside.
Each city-state had been fighting for so long that its soldiers had lost sight of what it was that they were fighting for. The first to run are the youngest; after them come the next in age, and the last to run are the oldest of the maidens [t]o the winning maidens they give crowns of olive and a portion of the cow sacrificed to Hera.
If a female participant was caught in the Olympic stadium, the city of Ellis stated that they were to be thrown into the river from Mount Typaion. A great statesman of Greece wrote on the female gender saying that "Fame will be great