In Ancient Greek and Roman cultures the strigil was primarily of use to men,
specifically male athletes. However, in Etruscan culture there is evidence of
Mar 30, 2012 ... Stephen Miller in his 2004 book Ancient Greek Athletics (p. ... There may also
have been a religious dimension: the athlete dedicated himself by the use of oil [
which was .... Hello The oil serves as catalyst when using a strigil.
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
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
A strigil was used to remove olive oil from the skin of athletes in Ancient Greece.
... The Greeks and Romans did not use soap, so the strigil was an important tool ...
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
A youth bends over to scrape his shin with a curved blade called a strigil. After
training, Greek athletes coated themselves in oil and used a strigil to scrape off ...
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-.
Strigil Roman, Eastern Mediterranean(?), ca. 1st-4th century CE Bronze ... The
Greeks, Etruscans and Romans used these objects to help cleanse themselves,
often after strenuous athletic activity in the gymnasium. ... They soaked in pools of
various temperatures; received massages; ate food; read, visited or did business.
Strigil definition, an instrument with a curved blade, used especially by the
ancient Greeks and Romans for scraping the skin at the bath and in the
gymnasium. ... In one the athlete is represented handing his strigil to his slave, in
the other the ...