Orsippus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Orsippus (Greek: Ὄρσιππος) was a Greek runner from Megara who was famed as the first to run the footrace naked at the Olympic Games and "first of all Greeks to be crowned victor naked."[1][2] Others argue that it was Acanthus instead who first introduced Greek athletic nudity. Orsippus won the stadion-race of the 15th Olympic Games in 720 BC.

References

  1. ^ W. Sweet. Sport and Recreation in Ancient Greece, 1987; p. 125.
  2. ^ Pausanias, 1.44.1.
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Orsippus&oldid=624622258"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orsippus
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Orsippus"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA