Orsippus

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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[edit]

  1. ^ W. Sweet. Sport and Recreation in Ancient Greece, 1987; p. 125.
  2. ^ Pausanias, 1.44.1.