The BBC offers a great interactive website on The Olympic Games and Ancient Greeks for primary grades.

The BBC offers a great interactive website on The Olympic Games and Ancient Greeks for primary grades.

"Hermes - the messenger of Gods"Hermes was lighting fast in ancient Greek Mythology...

"Hermes - the messenger of Gods"Hermes was lighting fast in ancient Greek Mythology...

A swim in the sea or a hot tub soak filled with mineral-rich sea salts just might improve your mood & health.  Ancient Greeks appreciated the health benefits of mineral-rich water & soaked in seawater-filled pools & hot tubs. Hippocrates first used the word "thalassotherapy" to describe the healing effects of seawater. Why is soaking or swimming in sea salt water so therapeutic?

A swim in the sea or a hot tub soak filled with mineral-rich sea salts just might improve your mood & health. Ancient Greeks appreciated the health benefits of mineral-rich water & soaked in seawater-filled pools & hot tubs. Hippocrates first used the word "thalassotherapy" to describe the healing effects of seawater. Why is soaking or swimming in sea salt water so therapeutic?

wrestling match, detail of cup by Epictetus, c. 520 bc. Like the modern sport, an athlete needed to throw his opponent on the ground, landing on a hip, shoulder, or back for a fair fall. 3 throws were necessary to win a match. Biting was not allowed, and genital holds were also illegal. Attacks such as breaking your opponent's fingers were permitted.

wrestling match, detail of cup by Epictetus, c. 520 bc. Like the modern sport, an athlete needed to throw his opponent on the ground, landing on a hip, shoulder, or back for a fair fall. 3 throws were necessary to win a match. Biting was not allowed, and genital holds were also illegal. Attacks such as breaking your opponent's fingers were permitted.

Teachers Pet - FREE Classroom Display Resources for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2)

Teachers Pet - FREE Classroom Display Resources for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2)

Were the Ancient Greek Athletes Tougher Than Today's Olympians?  They walked 36 miles for their opening ceremony.

Were the Ancient Greek Athletes Tougher Than Today's Olympians? They walked 36 miles for their opening ceremony.

ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS Eleftheria raffia and leather sandals. #ancientgreeksandals #shoes #sandals

ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS Eleftheria raffia and leather sandals. #ancientgreeksandals #shoes #sandals

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