The Ancient Olympic pentathlon was an athletic contest at the Ancient Olympic
Games, and other Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece. The name derives from
Aristotle describes a young man's ultimate physical beauty: "a body capable of
enduring all efforts, either of the racecourse or of bodily strength...This is why the
The pentathlon was introduced at Olympia in 708 BC, in the same year as
wrestling. It combined the following events: discus-throwing, the long jump, ...
Origin: The pentathlon was added in 708 BC in the 18th Olympiad. It consisted of
5 events: discus, javelin, long jump, running, and wrestling. Running and ...
￼In ancient Greece only the wealthy could afford to maintain a chariot and
horses. .... so the ancient pentathlon included five events: discus, javelin, long
Feb 9, 2012 ... Athletic contest entailing five distinct types of competition. In the ancient Greek
Olympics, the pentathlon included a race the length of the ...
Event consists of 5 prizes; Stadion/ Wrestling- were apart of both the pentathlon &
Olympia ancient greek discus; Discus, Halma (jump) and Akon (javelin throw) ...
What is Ancient Olympic Pentathlon ? It was an athletic competition which
consisted of five events, running, javelin throw, discus throw, long jump, and
Jul 22, 2013 ... While modern Olympic athletes train in specific sports for years and years to be
the best in their area, the athletes of ancient Greece had a much ...
Apr 25, 2014 ... A fun look at how to perform the ancient pentathlon using video editing skills.