6, 7.-Ivory Figures And Heads Of Athletes, Bull-Fighters Or Acrobats, Cnossus.
As a god of athletes heis often a wrestler (iraXaiµco)), and founds the Olympian games.
In Rome he was patron of gladiators, as of athletes in Greece.
The regiment also included college athletes, city clubmen and members of the New York police force, every man possessing some special qualification for the work in view.
V., on public buildings, has a preface on the theories of Pythagoras, &c. Its twelve chapters treat - (t) of fora and basilicae, with a description of his own basilica at Fanum; (2) of the adjuncts of a forum (aerarium, prison and curia); (3) of theatres, their site and construction; (4) of laws of harmonics; (5) of the arrangement of tuned bronze vases in theatres for acoustic purposes; (6) of Roman theatres; (7) of Greek theatres; (8) of the selection of sites of theatres according to acoustic principles; (9) of porticus and covered walks; (to) of baths, their floors, hypocausts, the construction and use of various parts; (ii) of palaestrae, xysti and other Greek buildings for the exercise of athletes; (12) of harbours and quays.
Antioch in Persis, of course, sends athletes to the great games of Greece, but in this decree it determines to take part in the new festival being started in honour of Artemis at Magnesia.
For of good habit and lusty are athletes, since they have fortified against the soul the body which should be its servant; but the disciples of wisdom are pale and wasted, and in a manner reduced to skeletons, because they have sacrificed the whole of their bodily strength to the faculties of the soul."
It requires a training such as the athletes underwent, the steady intention almost of the whole life to this object.