Ancient gladiator gym

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    Aug 31, 2011 2:38 PM GMT
    Well, maybe there wasn't a cardio theater or Cybex machines... but archaeologists have found an ancient Roman gladiator training site near Vienna. Cool.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/aug/30/archaeologists-uncover-amphitheatre-gladiators-vienna
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    Aug 31, 2011 4:04 PM GMT
    Too late for Spartacus (the series) which has probably committed all kinds of unhistorical errors in its sets. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 31, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidToo late for Spartacus (the series) which has probably committed all kinds of unhistorical errors in its sets. icon_lol.gif

    +1
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    Aug 31, 2011 4:14 PM GMT
    I've always wanted to see someone open a gymnasium after the ancient Greek model, but with modern facilities & equipment, exclusively male and exclusively naked.

    gumnazein = to exercise or train naked (alternately spelled in English as gymnazein)

    Greek = γυμνάζειν
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    Aug 31, 2011 4:14 PM GMT
    The story has no pictures of the find.
  • sonnet129

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    Aug 31, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    That's hot.
  • smudgedude

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    Aug 31, 2011 6:00 PM GMT
    i don't quite know how i feel about that. i don't need to see trouser snake while i'm attempting to run.
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    Aug 31, 2011 6:13 PM GMT

    [quote][cite]Art_Deco said[/cite]I've always wanted to see someone open a gymnasium after the ancient Greek model, but with modern facilities & equipment, exclusively male and exclusively naked.

    (Jockstraps optional, of course icon_lol.gif )

    From Wikipedia:

    "The gymnasium in ancient Greece functioned as a training facility for competitors in public games. It was also a place for socializing and engaging in intellectual pursuits. The name comes from the Ancient Greek term gymnós meaning "naked". Athletes competed in the nude, a practice said to encourage aesthetic appreciation of the male body and a tribute to the gods. Gymnasia and palestrae were under the protection and patronage of Heracles, Hermes and, in Athens, Theseus.[1]"

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    Aug 31, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI've always wanted to see someone open a gymnasium after the ancient Greek model, but with modern facilities & equipment, exclusively male and exclusively naked.


    (Jockstraps optional, of course icon_lol.gif )

    From Wikipedia:

    "The gymnasium in ancient Greece functioned as a training facility for competitors in public games. It was also a place for socializing and engaging in intellectual pursuits. The name comes from the Ancient Greek term gymnós meaning "naked". Athletes competed in the nude, a practice said to encourage aesthetic appreciation of the male body and a tribute to the gods. Gymnasia and palestrae were under the protection and patronage of Heracles, Hermes and, in Athens, Theseus.[1]"

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    Aug 31, 2011 6:25 PM GMT
    LVmotoJock said
    Art_Deco saidI've always wanted to see someone open a gymnasium after the ancient Greek model, but with modern facilities & equipment, exclusively male and exclusively naked.


    (Jockstraps optional, of course icon_lol.gif )

    From Wikipedia:

    "The gymnasium in ancient Greece functioned as a training facility for competitors in public games. It was also a place for socializing and engaging in intellectual pursuits. The name comes from the Ancient Greek term gymnós meaning "naked". Athletes competed in the nude, a practice said to encourage aesthetic appreciation of the male body and a tribute to the gods. Gymnasia and palestrae were under the protection and patronage of Heracles, Hermes and, in Athens, Theseus.[1]"

    Intellectual pursuits? SWEEEET icon_twisted.gif



    That little part in bold - that's my answer when people bitch about the "superficial" nature of gays "in today's world."
    It's not just in today's world. The ideal male physique has not changed since the beginning of written history. icon_wink.gif
  • EricLA

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    Aug 31, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    Yes, think of all those Greek bodies bathing in oil. Flexing and working out. Sigh.
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    Aug 31, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    EricLA saidYes, think of all those Greek bodies bathing in oil. Flexing and working out. Sigh.
    I just popped a woody. icon_lol.gif