Image from page 311 of "Greek athletic sports and festivals" (1910)
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adno race shorter than 200 yards. In the diaulos and hippios the style must have been less ^ Practical Track and Field Athletics^ by John Graham and Ellery H.Clark (D. Nutt), p. 24. A photograph of two runners (PI. vi.) taken in an actualrace bears a striking resemblance to the pictures on Greek vases. 2 C.R., 1876, PI. i. XIII THE FOOT-RACE—DIFFERENT STYLES 283 violent. Perhaps some of the existing vases represent theseevents, but owing to the absence of any inscription we cannotsay for certain. One fragment found at Athens bears the.inscription I am a diaulos runner; and the style, as weshould expect, is a compromise between that of the sprinterand that of the long-distance runner. The arms^ Are swung,but not as violently as in the sprint, while the stride is longand even, the knees not raised unduly.^ On another fragmentfound at Athens we find the position of the arms typicalof the dolichos combined with the high action of the sprinter.Unfortunately this fragment is uninscribed.^
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Fig. 53.—Panathenaic ampliora. Fourth century.(Stephaiii, C. R. Atlas, 1876, V\. i.) The physical types represented on these vases vary con-siderably. On the earlier vases a short, thick-set, bearded typeprevails, w4th powerful shoulders an<i thighs. On the latervases we see greater length of limb. The thinness of thesprinters is sometimes exaggerated to the point of emaciation.On the other hand, some of the long-distance runners, in spiteof their length of limb, seem too heavy in build for the distance.They are of the type of the Apoxyomenos, who, though hemight be excellent over 200 yards or quarter of a mile, istoo heavy for a three-mile race. A peculiarity ascribed in our text-books to the Greek^ National Museum, 761. 2 j^^^^^ ^ j ^^ 43 j ^h 284 GREEK ATHLETIC SPORTS AND FESTIVALS chap. runner is the habit of encouraging himself to greater effortsby shouting as he ran, with all the strength of his lungs.The only evidence for so absurd and improbable a practice is arhetorical
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