Curated by The Paideia Institute
The Sweat and Body Grime of Athletes was Prized by Ancient Greeks and Romans
the sweat of ancient Greek and Roman athletes was sold as a prized commodity
The ancient Greeks and Romans revered their athletes as heroes to such an extent that the sweat and grime that accumulated on their bodies during exercise and competition was a prized commodity.
Read more from Alexander Gale in the Greek Reporter here.