The strigil is a tool for the cleansing of the body by scraping off dirt, perspiration,
and oil that were applied before bathing. In Ancient Greek and Roman cultures
the strigil was primarily of use...
The ancient Greeks and Romans had the wisdom and insight to know that bodily
cleanliness ... This was used for athletics and sporting activities. ... Then, they
used a curved metal scraper called a strigil to scrape of this "muck", which would
Where did the Olympic games come from? ... How were the athletes trained? ...
Athletics were a key part of education in ancient Greece. ... Young men worked
with athletic trainers who used long sticks to point out incorrect ... Tondo: strigil
Strigil; Unknown; Roman Empire; about 100; Bronze; 21 x 11 cm (8 1/4 x 4 5/16
in.) ... like the Greeks before them, cleaned themselves by rubbing the body with
oil and ... used strigils in the baths, they are most strongly connected with athletes
of Greek, Etruscan and Roman athletes. (Fig. 1). ... an athlete, who used strigils in
gymnastic activities and for bodily ... nificance of strigils did not spread to cen-.
OLYMPIC ATHLETES IN ANCIENT GREECE ... Athletes arrived with bags with oil
flasks and strigils used for scraping their body clean after exercising. ... "Not only
did Kroton have the best athletes, it had the most beautiful women," one ...
Ancient Olympics in Olympia Greece. ... These fines were used to pay for bronze
statues of. Zeus, and the cheating athlete's name was put on a placard. ... be
reminded of the disgrace that would follow if they did not follow the rules and
honour the ... would scrape off the sweat, oil and sand with a curved tool called a
This practice was commonly associated with athletes in ancient Greece and, ...
be scraped away using a strigil (http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/compass, ...
Aug 13, 2004 ... The ancient Greeks admired athletes and immortalized their heroes in art. ... But
today's athlete would be startled to learn that not only did the Greeks .... After the
contests, athletes used a tool called a strigil to scrape off the dirt ...
How did the ancient Greeks wrestle? ... Athletes wrestled naked, with their bodies
coated with olive oil and covered with a layer of very thin sand to protect ... After
wrestling, they scraped this layer off with an instrument called strigil and washed
themselves with clear water. ... Was this style also used in the ancient Olympics?