Greek Athlete With Strigil

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 10 May 2012
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Red figure skyphos or cup (410 BCE) depicting a nude athlete holding a strigil - used to clean the body of oil, dust and sweat after exercise. To the left is possibly a mid-race marker post. Attributed to the Amykos painter, Lucana (Southern Italy). (Archaeological Museum, Milan)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, May 10). Greek Athlete With Strigil. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/641/greek-athlete-with-strigil/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Greek Athlete With Strigil." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 10, 2012. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/641/greek-athlete-with-strigil/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Greek Athlete With Strigil." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 May 2012. Web. 23 Jun 2021.