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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...

Greek Medicine: THE GRECO-ROMAN BATH

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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  ...

Strigil (Getty Museum) - The Getty

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In ancient Greece and Rome, athletes prepared for competition by covering their bodies with oil. After competing or exercising on a dirt field or arena, the athlete ...

Ancient Olympics in Olympia Greece

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These fines were used to pay for bronze statues of. Zeus, and the cheating athlete's name was put on a placard. These placards were put up along the terrace ...

Apoxyomenos and the Role of Athletics in Ancient Greek Culture ...

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This practice was commonly associated with athletes in ancient Greece and, ... be scraped away using a strigil (http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/compass, ...

A STRIGIL FROM ROMAN JORDAN: EVIDENCE FOR PERSONAL ...

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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-.

ANCIENT OLYMPIC ATHLETES | Facts and Details

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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 Olympic Wrestling - Awesome Stories

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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?

Cult of the 'body beautiful' - CSMonitor.com

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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 ...

Strigil | Museum of Art and Archaeology

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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.

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What is a Strigil? (with pictures) - wiseGEEK

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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 ...

Why did ancient athletes cover themselves in oil? | Ancient and ...

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Mar 30, 2012 ... Stephen Miller in his 2004 book Ancient Greek Athletics (p. ... the athlete dedicated himself by the use of oil [which was used, for example, ...

Ancient Olympic FAQ 6

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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