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- Greco-Roman Hoop RollingHoop rolling was a sporty Greco-Roman game played by both youths and adults. Using a short stick, they would roll a hoop for as long as possible.
- Greek Dolichos (Race)The dolichos was an ancient Greek footrace held at the Olympic Games. It was an endurance race of 18-24 laps on the stadion – about 3 miles.
- Ancient Egyptian NutritionAncient Egyptian nutrition centered around bread, beer, and vegetables. Abundance of barley led to a diet heavy with all kinds of bread and nutritional beer.
- Ancient Roman NutritionAncient Roman nutrition among the upper class was fairly poor. Senaca reported the upper classes made themselves vomit at feasts for room to eat more.
- Medieval European NutritionMedieval European nutrition consisted of a ton of cereals, a lot of veggies, and a modest amount of meat. Due to Catholic beliefs, fish was very popular as well.
- BloodlettingBloodletting covers a broad stretch of history, notably from ancient Greece (and not ancient Egypt) into 19th century Western culture.
- History of Football (American)The history of football, from ancient Greece to medieval Europe – learn about football games of the past and the development of modern American football.
- Roman Harpastum (Ball Game)Roman harpastum was a combination of American football and keep-away. It was a fairly violent sport, with elements from wrestling incorporated.